Ask the hospital or doctor if reimbursement is possible. If not, ask the local Public Health Authority. (2) We have made specific transitional arrangements for persons insured in the United Kingdom who are in a particularly vulnerable situation because they become ill before leaving the United Kingdom and who require treatment that extends over the day of withdrawal. If a person needs medical treatment before the UK leaves the EU and the treatment continues until after Brexit, the UK government will pay up to one year (or the period allowed in respect of an S2) or the treatment period if it is shorter. This applies to those receiving health care as an S1, S2 or as a EHIC holder. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. These services are often arranged and include service level agreements: the Irish government recently introduced laws to ensure continued access to healthcare under CTA after Brexit. The HSE-EU and North-South units contribute to the health and well-being of the inhabitants of the border region and beyond. It allows better access to health and social services.
This is done through north-south, all-island and multi-country work. In addition, UK citizens who live, work or visit Ireland have the same right of access to healthcare as citizens residing in Ireland under the common travel area. Individuals should not hesitate to take steps to take appropriate steps to have the UK withdraw from the EU as a result of this additional support, especially since for some EU countries, the time limit for UK insured persons to register with their national healthcare system is well under six months. Irish and UK residents currently have the right to access healthcare in the other country, in accordance with EU law and the Common Travel Area (CTA). Our priority is to maintain mutual health agreements with Member States when we leave the EU. This is why the UK Government has consistently proposed to all Member States that existing mutual health schemes (in accordance with Regulation 883) be put in place by 31 December 2020 in a no-deal scenario.