Emergency medical data can be stored on the card. This can include: transplant data, allergies, medication, vaccinations, blood group, information about the insured person’s living will, organ donor card and details of personal and medical contacts. This emergency medical data can only be read and written by authorised service providers with their own electronic ID – and only at the request of the insured person. SWICA has no access to the emergency medical data.
However, this service is not currently offered by a large number of providers. To find out more, insured persons should contact the institutions in question directly.
For the time being it makes good sense to have a reference to the ruling or even a hard copy of the ruling with you, because there is no guarantee that the doctor will be able to access the data on the card. This is sure to change in the future when this form becomes more widespread.
Information video about medical emergency data*
*(only in German)
- If a card is replaced, the data must be re-entered.
- The emergency data can be protected by means of the PIN/PUK, but this is not recommended.
PUK (Personal Unblocking Key)
The PUK is required whenever data needs to be protected using a PIN. Please store your PUK securely. The eight-digit PUK will be sent to you along with the card and is printed on the card holder below the card. Each family member has his/her own PUK. SWICA does not know the PUK.