Thanks to your Insurance Card you can benefit from valuable services:
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.
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.
SWICA maintains a BestMed partnership with leading hospitals in Switzerland. For more information about the current BestMed partners, call the SWICA BestMed number 0800 40 20 10 or visit us at www.swica.ch/bestmed
SWICA is there for you if you face an emergency abroad. It issues cover notes for hospital treatment around the clock and makes quick and safe arrangements to get you back to Switzerland. You will be treated by the best doctors and benefit from full financial protection.
The reverse side of the card is the European insurance card. It enables doctors, hospitals and other providers to settle the costs of emergency treatment within the EU/EFTA area with SWICA directly, which means you won’t have to make any payment – except for eventual co-payments.
International phone no.
+41 44 404 86 86