So my advice is “don’t forget your EHIC if you are coming to France”! You can apply online for a European Health Insurance Card. Visit this site: here.
You will need to provide details of your full name, date of birth and National Insurance or NHS number (CHI in Scotland or Health and Care Number in Northern Ireland).
You can also call the NHS Business Services Authority on 0845 606 2030.
Prior to January 1st 2006, it was called a E111.
It has the same purpose:
It can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area (EEA). The EHIC entitles the holder to state-provided medical treatment within the country they are visiting and the service provided will be the same as received by a person covered by the country’s ‘insured’ medical scheme.
Apply for one today if you are thinking about going abroad! It can take up to 21 days to be processed!