If you travel without your existing UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) or UK European Health Insurance Card (UK EHIC) and need treatment during your visit, you can apply for a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC).
You can only apply for a PRC if the need for treatment occurs during your visit. You can’t get a PRC in advance.
The PRC will give you the same cover as an EHIC, UK GHIC or UK EHIC until you return home.
When contacting NHS Overseas Healthcare Services, you'll need to give:
- your National Insurance number
- your name
- your address
- your date of birth
- the name of the treatment facility
- your treatment end date
- the email address for the specific department of the organisation providing your treatment
- when you returned or plan to return to the UK