Now you do not have to carry a plastic health insurance card 👩⚕️ Starting this year, medical companies are offering the opportunity to be insured without issuing a physical card.
✅ In this case you only have to provide a medical card with an electronic chip in order to receive medical services.
✅ If you wish, you can also order a physical card if you need one, e.g. for a presentation abroad.
✅ Insurance companies also offer convenient mobile applications where you can keep track of insurance payments, prescriptions, and other useful information. And also use such an electronic assistant instead of plastic cards.
Recall that insurance in Slovakia can also cover a significant portion of the cost of medicines when you present a prescription. And paper-based prescriptions are increasingly being replaced by electronic ones, too. In this case, you may not be asked for a prescription at the pharmacy, but only for the IV card. Although the paper prescription format is still allowed and practiced.