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Does my European Health Insurance Card cover medication cost in another EU country?

Necessary medications for EU Erasmus exchange in Sweden (Original title)

I'm an American student in Paris, France for the past three years aged 35. I plan on doing a 6-month Erasmus exchange in Sweden. I understand that my European Health Insurance Card will cover any necessary medical treatments whilst I am in Sweden, but what about my daily medication for a chronic medical condition ? I know that I can ask for a three-month supply in France before I leave, but what about the remaining three months that I'll be in Sweden ? Will I have to pay the entire cost out of pocket or will my insurance card afford me the same benefits as a local ? Where can I find how much I'd have to pay out of pocket for specific medications ?

Kind regards


  • Hello,

    Yes, European Health Insurance Card will cover necessary medical treatments, also the one which you receive for your chronic medical condition as long as the help you have got was described by doctor as necessary.

    In order to find out if your EU card will cover the cost of your medicine, you need to contact the clinic in Sweden that can give you the prescription for your medicine.

    If you want to find out which price you will need to pay for your medication, please contact landstinget. For more information about the healthcare in Sweden, please click here.

    Best regards,

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