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The e-card is a chip card which contains the name, title and social insurance number of the card owner. It provides information about the state of insurance (e.g. responsible health insurance company) that can be accessed by doctors who have a chip card reader.

The e-card has several functions:

  • Replacement of the health insurance certificate
  • Replacement of the certificate ensuring medical treatment in foreign countries
  • Civil card (e-signature)

You can obtain further information about the e-card by calling the e-card service line at 050 124 3311.

Last update: 01.01.2016
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