On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland left the European Union. What happens after health insurance, EHIC and other documents confirming the right to health services?
According to the Ministry of Health, from 1 January 2021, the right to health care will be granted only under the terms of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (WA) and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. On the one hand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (TCA).
Will I reserve the right to health care benefits? Yes, as long as you are covered by the provisions of one of these agreements. You are covered WAIf before the end of the transition period and at the end of the transitional period (12/31/2020) you are in a transboundary situation that includes a member state of the European Union and the United Kingdom (for example, a Polish citizen who lives and is insured in the United Kingdom: a British citizen residing in the United Kingdom is subject to For Polish legislation / insurance (health: a citizen of a third country legally residing in Poland but working in the United Kingdom) – informs the Ministry of Health.
“You are covered TCAIf you are not in a transboundary situation, you are legally living in the territory of a member state of the European Union / European Free Trade Association or in the territory of the United Kingdom and subject to the legislation of a member state or the legislation of the United Kingdom (you are insured in Poland or the United Kingdom). The cooperation agreement covers EU citizens, UK citizens, third country citizens legally residing in the UK or in a member state (for example, a Polish citizen who lives, works and is insured in Poland, or a British citizen who is under British insurance, or an Australian citizen who lives in Poland and subject to Polish legislation / health insurance in Poland) – explains the Ministry of Health.
What is the difference between contracts? Can I use the European Health Insurance Card during my temporary stay in the UK? Will I have an S1 document authorizing me to treat in the country of residence? What will be the rules for the planned treatment? How are you entitled to obtain health services in Poland? The answers to these questions can be found on the website https://www.gov.pl/web/zdrowie/informacja-nt-konsekwencji-uporzadkowanego-brexitu.