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With my EHIC I was being reimbursed 80% of the cost of medicines. You pay the price and it takes a couple of days to process the refund, so in fact, though all medicines on the NHS are free for all now, the cost of meds in the EU with that card (which replaced the old E111 forms) is exceedingly cheap. For instance, a bottle of Roche Lexotan 12mg x 50 purchased at my pharmacy is €13.99 but I end up paying only €2.75.
The amount of reimbursement depends on the country, in my case UK, that the EHIC was issued in.
A month supply of sleeping tablets, Hypnocalm 2mg, cost just over one Euro. So in fact the €25 fee for the doctor appointment is well worth the cost; and Gaver Apotheek have informed me that they are a pharmacy which accepts prescriptions written on official UK (Scotland) Private Prescription forms, as they also run a mail order service, except for Schedule II narcotics like oxycodone, hydromorphone and dextromoramide, in which case all patients must present in person or, if unable, by a proxy, family member or friend able to sign for the medications required.