Do you need a knee or hip replacement but are on a waiting list forever?
Within the UK & Ireland, patients can wait up to 18 weeks and in some cases up to 18 months for knee and hip replacements. In Lithuania or Poland with accredited hospitals, you can have your surgery in as little as 2 weeks, with an outcome that is equal to or if not better than what you would expect back home.
In the UK or Ireland, many patients are not getting the care (sometimes urgent) that they require due to limited resources that result in long waiting lists or extremely high treatment costs if they wish to go private.
Many people don’t know that high-quality, cost-effective options are available throughout Europe. The European Cross Border Directive is in place to offer financial support to those who choose to go abroad for treatment.
No matter the treatment you need, or where you travel to get it done, we know that you want to be in the best hands. Choosing a foreign destination for your medical treatment, let alone the hospital or the doctor, can get really confusing, and you might not know where to start.
Qunomedical would like to help you access your right to medical care within Europe by highlighting your entitlements according to the The European Cross Border Directive.
According to the The European Cross Border Directive published in 2004, patients may travel to another Europe country to receive medical care and can be reimbursed based on tariffs and rights in their local area. That means that you will be reimbursed if prices are equal or cheaper to that of your home country - if the cost is more, you just have to pay the difference yourself.
Healthcare costs are covered. The Directive supports medically necessary care, and in cases of planned treatment prior authorisation is required.
You can apply through the EU Directive, or for NHS-funded treatment via the S2 Route.
The EU directive route is available for either state-funded or private treatment abroad.
If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, the EU Directive route may entitle you to access healthcare in another European Economic Area (EEA) country, except Switzerland. Only treatments that would be available to you on the NHS are included, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Payment is made upfront to the hospital or clinic. When you’re home, you can claim for reimbursement up to the amount the treatment would have cost on the NHS in England. It can take up to 20 working days for an application to be processed.
If you apply for reimbursement after treatment or authorisation in advance of treatment, you will need to complete an application form.
Please ensure to include the following with your application:
What is not covered:
You can read more information HERE
If you choose the S2 route, you may be entitled to NHS-funded treatment in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or in Switzerland.
What’s not included:
You may be able to claim back some or all of your contributions when you return to the UK.
It can take up to 20 working days for a fully completed application to be processed and an entitlement decision to be made, so make sure you plan your treatment in advance!
You can apply for the Cross-Border Directive Scheme through the HSE Website. You can reclaim the cost of healthcare up to the maximum amount of its cost in Ireland if you’re eligible for the scheme.
You can not claim reimbursement for:
If you are having healthcare that involves an overnight stay in hospital, you can apply for prior authorisation before you go abroad.
While Qunomedical makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this document, Qunomedical does not endorse, approve or certify such information nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficiency, timeliness or correct sequencing of such information.
We want to help you gain access to the best quality treatment, cost, and significantly reduced waiting times.
Qunomedical will help you find a destination for your treatment among a wide range of clinics and hospitals around the world.
These are just a few of the benefits you’ll get with us:
✓ You’ll find the best hospitals worldwide in one place - we do the legwork for you!
✓ You’ll get the best price online, as well as the highest quality.
✓ Your travel will be as worry-free as possible - we are available 24/7 and we will be there every step of the way.
✓ You’ll get the final, real price, and no hidden costs!
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