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 applying for a PRC, you'll need to give:
- your National Insurance number, if you know this
- your name
- your address
- your date of birth
- the name of the treatment facility
- your treatment end date
- the email address for the hospital, clinic or treatment facility
- when you returned or plan to return to the UK