Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many European Health Insurance Cards in circulation are issued to people under 16 years of age.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many claims were made for people under the age of 16 through the European Health Insurance Card scheme in the most 12 months for which data is available.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

There are 4,644,621 valid European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) in circulation held by people who are under 16 years of age as at 17 July 2019.

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, there were 21,204 EHIC claims and 331 Provisional Replacement Certificate claims entered on the system for people under the age of 16 at the time of the claim.

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