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    • 1.

      About the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

      What is the EHIC?

      European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a document which certifies that the holder is entitled to receive state-provided medically necessary healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.

      Lithuanian Health Insurance Funds issue EHICs free of charge to people insured by compulsory health insurance in Lithuania.

      Information about necessary healthcare services for EHIC holders in different countries can be found on the website of the European Commission.

      How can I apply for a EHIC?

      To obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you must apply to the nearest health insurance fund in Lithuania.

      An application for an EHIC can be submitted at: https://e.vlk.lt/auth/start.html

      EHIC can also be ordered electronically via E-delivery http://ePristatymas.lt or by e-mail (signed with a qualified electronic signature) by sending the completed ESDK application form, also by sending the completed and signed paper EHIC application form by post: Application form

      How long is the card valid for?

      The validity period of a EHIC is from 2 months to 18 years and depends on a person's compulsory health insurance category which is determined by the Law on Health Insurance.

      After expiry of the validity period of the card a new EHIC will be issued. For the new EHIC, the person must apply to the nearest health insurance fund in Lithuania.

      What is not covered by the EHIC?

      The EHIC is not a  replacement for private travel insurance.

      EHIC will not cover:

      • the costs of private healthcare or services that are not part of the state healthcare system;
      • the costs of being repatriated to Lithuania (Transportation costs: in case  you have to return to your home country due to an accident or illness);
      • It will not allow you to go abroad specifically to receive treatment (including going abroad to give birth). It does not guarantee free services. As each country's healthcare system is different, services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.

      What to do if I go abroad without a card?

      If your card is lost or stolen while you're abroad you should contact the Territorial Health Insurance Fund and apply for a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC). Members of your family can do this on your behalf if necessary. The PRC will provide you with the same cover as an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) until you return home.

      If leave Lithuania without your EHIC and treatment becomes medically necessary during your visit, you may be issued with a PRC as well. At your request the PRC will be sent directly to the place of treatment.

      Individuals with access to electronic goverment gateways can create the Certificate (PRC) themselves on the website: https://e.vlk.lt/auth/start.html

      More information about EHIC

      Do You have any questions? You can submit them to the health insurance funds by e-mail info@vlk.lt or by general phone number (8 5) 232 2222, calling from abroad +370 5 232 2222.

      Updated: 2021 08 17

    • 2.

      About document S1

      I need an S1 form. Where and how should I apply for it?

      An S1 form – certificate of entitlement of healhcare if you don‘t live in the country where you are insured.  This form entitles you to healthcare in another EU country on the same basis as a resident of that country.

      The S1 form is issued to the insured by Health Insurance Funds.

      Apply with the application according to the prescribed form.

      The signed application can be submitted to the territorial health insurance fund by post, e-mail (printed, signed and scanned or electronically signed) or via E-delivery: http://ePristatymas.lt

      What services are provided by document S1?

      If you are an EU posted worker with an E106 form or S1 document and want to apply for health insurance in Lithuania, you should take the following steps:

      • Go to one of the Health Insurance Funds (HIF) offices to register. Please present your S1 document or two copies of your E106 form and prove your identity.
      • If there are other members of your family living with you in Lithuania, show copies of the documents proving their identity.
      • After the Customer Services Department of the HIF has received the S1 document or E106 form, you and the members of your family will be registered in the database of insured persons. You will have the same rights to medical treatment and compensation as people insured by compulsory health insurance in Lithuania.

      More information about the issue of document S1 / E106

      Contacts of Health insurance funds – click there.

      Do You have any questions? You can submit them to the health insurance funds by e-mail info@vlk.lt or by general phone number (8 5) 232 2222, calling from abroad +370 5 232 2222.

      Updated: 2021 08 13

    • 3.

      About document S2

      Who is entitled to receive form E112 (portable document S2)?

      The Form S2 (or form E112) is issued by the Nacional health insurance found (NHIF) for patients insured by the compulsory health insurance in Lithuania who are referred for treatment into other EU member states, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and in the United Kingdom.

      More information abut the document S2.

      Contacts of Health insurance funds – click there.

      Do You have any questions? You can submit them to the health insurance funds by e-mail info@vlk.lt or by general phone number (8 5) 232 2222, calling from abroad +370 5 232 2222.

      Updated: 2021 08 13