If you or a member of your family are suddenly ill or have an accident
during a visit to any EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or
Switzerland, you have the right to get immediate/urgent health
care. Students, seconded workers, and persons entitled to social security
pensions or annuities, as well as members of their families, have the
right to get not-urgent health care.
To prove this right a passport should be enough, but it is easier if you
get the E111 form.
Only publicly funded emergency treatment is included in this scheme and
each country has its own rules for public medical provision. In some,
treatment is free, in some you pay part of the cost, in others you have to
pay the full cost and then claim a refund. So: keep all your bills,
prescriptions and receipts.
Personal health problems
If you are traveling abroad with somebody, it is a good idea to tell your
partners if you have any important physical or psychological problems that
might occur during the trip. It is very important that you make sure that
they aware of them and that they know how to react to things such as
allergies, phobias, epilepsy, somnambulism, asthma attacks, etc.