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Does my wife qualify for German pre- and post-natal care?

Any maternity related costs are usually covered by your Krankenkasse, your health insurance. Typically one requirement for holding a long-term visa is the enrolment in a healthcare plan; you either ...
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I paid the NHS surcharge. Am I now handled like an "ordinarily resident person"?

It appears the only difference between an ordinary resident and and someone who paid / are exempted from the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) seeking NHS services is the access to free assisted ...
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What are the monetary advantages to registering with Mexican Social Security?

Lets begin here I'm a US Citizen, working for a US company which pays 100% of my health insurance costs with a US company. I'm living in Mexico, which has "Social Security", which offers access ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

They are not required to do it but some insurers in the public insurance system do cover health check-ups for people under 35, usually with a rather low cap on spending (€50-150). Krankenkassen.de has ...
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Is there anything I need to do to adapt the Canadian Healthcare System as a new immigrant?

"Better" is very subjective. A perfect system (immediately doing everything medically possible) doesn't exist. In the USA, the system is "better" in that it provides excellent ...
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Green card holder outside of USA for 5 years and 3 months

There is no law that "a green card holder can not stay outside of USA more than 6 months". There is a regulation in 8 CFR 211.1 on what documents are acceptable for a returning permanent ...
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Psychiatric help for a suicidal Ph.D. student in Germany

As I suggested in the comment, in such case I would seek for a help/treatment immediately. I assume that nobody will ask you for instant payment. In case of Mawista travel insurance (not a real health ...
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How to obtain a Numéro de Sécurité Sociale in France fully online with a Passport Talent

There are two ways to obtain this number, one is done by snail mail and is a mess. You can find the procedure here : https://www.welcometofrance.com/en/fiche/registering-for-social-security And one ...
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Can I visit a doctor in France, and pay for myself, after I leave France?

The basic question is : can I get access to a doctor for a non-emergency treatment in France when I'm a visiting non-EU national. The answer is yes. (In particular if you don't intend to get some ...
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Can you see a medical specialist in the Netherlands without a GP referral?

It is possible, but not covered by insurance. Source: official government site (in Dutch: "Wilt u een behandeling zelf betalen? Dan heeft u geen verwijzing nodig." - "Do you want to pay for the ...
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NHS Debt and Entry Clearance Refusals

Home Office guidance based on the Immigration Rules General Grounds for Refusal Section 2 of 5: Considering entry clearance General grounds for refusal Entry clearance: discretionary refusals This ...
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Can an EU national hold residence in two other EU countries?

There is no unified concept of residence for all purposes (immigration, taxes, healthcare) and no harmonization or coordination at the EU level. This means that registering in Germany or getting ...
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NHS GP services are miserably inadequate: what are my alternatives?

I have heard similar comments from friends of mine comparing their national health systems with the NHS. Unfortunately, there does seem to be a range of experiences with the NHS and do keep in mind ...
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Medical expenses abroad

No, the EHIC serves a different purpose: The European Health Insurance Card (or EHIC) is issued free of charge and allows anyone who is insured by or covered by a statutory social security scheme ...
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If I live in Sweden but work in Norway, how and where can I get health care?

Based on both the EU's site on cross border healthcare and the Norwegian Directorate of eHealth site, you should be covered in both countries. You have to register yourself with Norway's Health ...
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Working in Norway but living in Sweden. How and where will my wife get health care?

As stated in If I live in Sweden but work in Norway, how and where can I get health care? you are covered in both countries. However your wife is only covered fully in Sweden. As stated on the EU's ...
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English speaking doctors in Saarbrücken

The US Consulate General in Frankfurt list of doctors and hospitals in Saarland includes eight krankenhäuser und kliniken in Saarbrücken. The International Max Planck Research School offers a list of ...
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Transferring existing medical treatment from US to UK

In the United States, under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), only the individual has the right to access their records and, only with the patient's express consent,...
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Can a K-1/Pending LPR receive discounted (copay) healthcare? (USA)

There are several issues here. I know I cannot receive certain government money such as Medicaid. First, it is not true that you cannot receive Medicaid. Nothing legally prevents you from ...
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U.S.V.A. health coverage outside of CONUS?

According to the Veterans Administration, regarding benefits for veterans living abroad: Reimbursed medical care for U.S. Veterans residing or traveling in Canada and other foreign countries is ...
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Transferring Prescriptions when moving to Canada?

Not all substances that are government-controlled in the US are so controlled in Canada (and vice versa), so this may or may not matter. Book an appointment with a Canadian family doctor/general ...
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Misinterpretation based on false assumption that records age away

Being refused entry is no big deal. It happens all the time. It happened to a British tourist going to Spain on a holiday, and on arrival she couldn't find her passport which actually was in her ...
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Misinterpretation based on false assumption that records age away

I have since received an Administrative review letter and am unsure if I should proceed with a review or submit a new application. You don't seem to have a valid basis for an administrative review. ...
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Can I get public health insurance in EU without being a citizen?

That's not exactly the way it works, health insurance is typically based on residence or (mandatory) contributions. I have varying level of familiarity with the healthcare system in half-a-dozen EU ...
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New Green Card holder health insurance?

Your mom can buy a plan from her state's health insurance exchange (Obamacare/ACA marketplace). The one for Washington state is Washington Healthplanfinder. Although this year's open enrollment period ...
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How does the medical system in British Columbia work for insured residents?

In Canada, patients do not approach specialists directly. They do so either through their family doctor/general practitioner, or, if treatment was sought at a hospital, at that facility. (The latter ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

I'm not sure if this qualifies as an answer because it does not directly answer your question. Those checkups your mention are despite the fact that you are perfectly healthy and happy. At 35+ you ...
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UK Residence and Healthcare

This was asked pre-Brexit, and the answer was indeed that as a UK resident I would get the right to use the NHS just as any other UK resident, and also that I got an EHIC card issued by the NHS. For ...
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UK Residence and Healthcare

In regards to residence, you do not need to file any paperwork with the UKBA/Home Office. In terms of healthcare, from the NHS website If you are a student from the EEA or Switzerland, you will ...
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