Having epilepsy should not stop you from enjoying a holiday. You may need to take some precautions and plan more. This includes making sure you have comprehensive travel insurance.
This will cover you should you need emergency medical help when abroad. A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU).
UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU although it may not cover all related expenses.
Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC. To apply for a GHIC, please click here.
Without travel insurance, you may well end up having to pay bills you can’t afford.
How do I find the right policy for me?
If you don’t want to spend time trawling through multiple insurance websites, we have made this easy for you. We have teamed up with Medical Travel Compared – a travel insurance comparison site with a difference. Unlike general comparison websites, Medical Travel Compared specialise in comparing insurance companies who offer policies to people with health conditions such as epilepsy. These companies are often difficult to find, meaning that many people don’t compare policies; they just take what they can get and often pay a premium price.
Bringing over 40 specialist travel insurance companies together on one independent site means that you can easily compare quotes and choose the best deal for you. Best of all, you only have to enter your medical information once!
“Just wanted to say big thank you, I used the link you posted for holiday insurance and was delighted to find that our insurance this year is over a £100 less than last year”
What is covered can vary between insurance providers but travel insurance for epilepsy would generally cover you for:
- Hospital treatments and bills
- Ambulance costs
- Repatriation back to the UK
- Replacement of lost or stolen medication
- Cancellation or curtailment of your trip
Furthermore, for every travel insurance policy bought through our dedicated Epilepsy Scotland page, we will receive a donation. It’s a win-win situation – better travel insurance for you, crucial funds for us.
Epilepsy Scotland has a dedicated page to deal with your enquiry. So, simply follow this link and start searching for a great travel insurance deal – and help to support our vital services!