Use of health care services in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Brexit
Even though the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) is no longer a member of the European Union, pursuant to the latest agreement between the subject country and the EU, insured persons of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund can use again their European Health Insurance Cards issued by the CHIF during their temporary stay on the territory of the UK.
This refers to all categories of insured persons of the CHIF, regardless of whether they travel to UK for private or business purposes, including students, posted workers and all other categories of insured persons.
However, students whose status of an insured person was regulated on the basis of their full-time study in the UK can no longer be insured on the aforementioned basis. Therefore, in order to regulate their status in another manner, they are required to contact the nearest branch office of the CHIF, no later than 90 days following the end date of the academic year 2020/2021.
For the issuance of the A1 certificate, posted workers shall continue to contact the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute.
Persons insured in Croatia, but with permanent residence in the UK, such as Croatian pension beneficiaries or workers with Croatian employers living in the UK, shall continue to exercise their right to a full health care coverage in the UK, costs of which shall be borne by the CHIF on the basis of the existing certificates.
Regulations concluded between the UK and EU allow referrals to treatments on the territory of the UK, excluding medically assisted procreation.