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Assessing your risk in Zika affected regions
British Forces Germany (BFG)
British Forces Cyprus (BFC)
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
Kenya (BATUK) and Nepal (BGN)
Assisted Conception

 

Assessing your risk in Zika affected regions

As of 5 February 2016, PHE has defined countries with active Zika virus transmission as those with confirmed (vector bourne) cases within the last 9 months and are consistent with the list of countries provided by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC).

As you will have seen in the news there is particular concern for those who are or might be pregnant. Please read the message from the MOD to find out more about the virus, the potential risks and what you need to do next. Read more

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British Forces Germany (BFG)

In June 2014 SSAFA and GST Care developed the new patient wise website so that you can get information 24/7 on accessing health services in your area. Whether you or your family need round the clock urgent medical advice, access to GP services or have to go into hospital, the patient wise website can help. For more information click here

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British Forces Cyprus (BFC)

For advice and information on the medical treatment and local health services available in BFC you are advised to read Defence Instructions and Notices (DIN) 2013DIN01-141 - Healthcare Provision in BRITISH FORCES CYPRUS (BFC) – Directory of Local Health Services and Medical Screening Advice. In Annex A of this DIN there is a table that details the medical treatment that is unlikely to be available in BFC. For more information click here

Treatment of non-entitled patients in BFC

Polyclinic Complaints Procedure

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European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

EHIC will enable you to access state-provided healthcare in European Economic Area (EEA) countries, including Switzerland, at a reduced cost, or sometimes for free. It will cover your treatment until you return to the UK. For more information, click here. You can now apply online for your EHIC.  

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Kenya (BATUK) and Nepal (BGN)

British Army and Maternal Healthcare Support British Ghurkhas Nepal (BGN) and British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK)

The British Army and Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) where possible endeavour to provide Service personnel and their families with appropriate and equivalent levels of health, educational and welfare support when assigned overseas. The British Army and the DPHC give maternity and neonatal care the utmost priority and if the support and care is not equivalent to that given in the UK the pregnant family member or Servicewoman needs to be returned to the UK for their delivery. This is the case for British Ghurkhas Nepal (BGN) and British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK). The Army Medical Directorate (AMD) recommends that pregnant women in these areas should return to the UK no later than into the 32nd week of their pregnancy and for high risk pregnancies this may be earlier. For more information click here

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Assisted Conception

BFG and EJSU

British Forces Cyprus (BFC)

Other Overseas Postings

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