No no. A CEVK card only covers emergency care in Europe and must not offer health insurance in the same way as travel insurance. In addition, the card only applies to British residents, not expatriates. Access to health care in Spain will remain the same after the day of release, regardless of the Brexit scenario. This is because the UK and Spain have taken steps to ensure that people living in each country continue to have access to health care, as they currently do, with their S1 forms. Holders of the CEVK in the United Kingdom in Spain and those who have planned treatment in Spain with an S2 form can also have access to health care in the same way in Spain until 31 December 2020. The UK government is now working closely with Spain to agree how this will work in practice. The Spanish government`s guidelines on access to health care and Brexit are available here: www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/brexit/Paginas/index.aspx This list does not apply to countries where public pensions are revalued in the UK on the basis of the cost of living. If you visit one of the countries on this page and need urgent or immediate medical treatment, it is available at a reduced cost or, in some cases, free of charge. When a person receives services as part of the mutual agreement, they cannot register with a primary health organization (PHA).
You should receive the same health grants as a New Zealand citizen who visits a family doctor as a casual patient when the doctor has decided that the condition requires immediate attention. You can register with a family doctor and you must receive an NHI number if they do not have one yet. (2) Note that the United Kingdom considers „temporary stay” to be a stay of up to six months. New Zealanders travelling to the UK for more than six months will continue to have access to the National Health Service, but will be required to pay a health supplement for immigration issues from 6 April 2016 as part of their visa application. For more information, please visit the www.gov.uk website. The UK Government is ready to respond to all agreements with Member States and has the necessary legislation in accordance with the European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements Act 2019 and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Ask the hospital or doctor if a refund is possible. If not, ask the local public health.
In addition, the United Kingdom reimburses other Member States for the state-funded health care component for certain groups known as „British policyholders” who do not have to pay local taxes: health and social security rights before leaving the UK to live in another country are necessary but neglected by so many people.