Before you pack your bags and head off for a winter holiday, please take note of the following. It could save you a considerable amount of money.

  • Defence Primary Health Care (Overseas) Fwd. NWE is not responsible for winter sports accidents that occur outside of your firm base location, i.e. Germany or EJSU (Healthcare (HC) 2013 and Healix locations) and will not cover mountain rescue under any circumstances.
  • The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will cover the cost of emergency treatment in any European Union country, Switzerland and Norway, but not air ambulances, private care, repatriation or lost baggage. Additionally, British Army (Germany) and EJSU personnel cannot use the EHIC in their country of residence.
  • Personal holiday insurance is essential and should cover extreme or winter sport and include mountain rescue. You will otherwise be personally liable for any costs incurred. Please check very carefully as standard insurance policies are unlikely to include such cover.
  • If you have to go to hospital in Germany or in an EJSU (HC 2013) location, please call the 24/7 Hospital Hotline to inform the Patient Support team:


Tel: 0800 588 9936 (within Germany)
Tel: 00 49 521 305 3960 (from an ISODET or EJSU)

For further information about your healthcare see or Facebook page BFG/EJSU Healthcare