Electronic health care card
Your access to all services from the SBK
This card unlocks it all: with it you can access all services – from doctors, recognised therapists and hospitals. The SBK healthcare card has an encrypted chip with all important data such as first name and surname, gender, date of birth, address and health insurance number.
To ensure that your SBK healthcare card is better protected against misuse, customers over the age of 15 receive a card with a photo. Customers who cannot submit a photo for health reasons receive a card without a photo. This might be, for example, someone who is unable to care for themselves and not mobile.
The new SBK healthcare card has NFC technology. It is easy to tell this by the wave symbol and the six-digit CAN number on the card. The previous cards without NFC technology will remain valid.
Please always use the SBK healthcare card that we most recently sent you. As soon as you receive a new healthcare card, your old card will no longer be valid and will be blocked, regardless of the expiry date printed on it.
If an error message occurs when your SBK healthcare card is scanned at the doctor’s surgery, please contact your personal consultant. You will then immediately receive a substitute certificate by fax at the doctor’s surgery and later a new healthcare card if necessary.
Integrated European Health Insurance Card
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for use abroad is integrated on the back of the electronic health care card.
The EHIC is valid in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (southern part), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom
Electronic healthcare card – your SBK benefits:
- With your electronic healthcare card, you can make use of all SBK services with doctors, clinics and recognised therapists. Simply present the card when you visit your doctor.
- It is also a must when travelling within Europe, because the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is printed on the back. With the EHIC, you have basic insurance cover in most European countries.
- Your photo means the card cannot be used by anyone else.