Yellow CPR card reborn as an app today

The ‘Sundhedskortet’ app will replace the physical card, but don’t throw it away yet!

From today onwards, you can get your yellow health insurance card as an app on your phone. The ‘Sundhedskortet’ app will act as a valid health card and provides access to public health services.

The Health Ministry recommends that after downloading the app you still keep your yellow card as there could be places that cannot read the app yet.

Voluntarily supplement
The new app is initially a voluntary supplement to the physical card. You do not miss any offers or help from the public if you do not use the app, according to Jette Skive, the chair of the health and elderly committee from Kommunernes Landsforening. 

“For citizens who already bring their smartphone with them everywhere, the health card app is a smart solution to easy access,” she said.

“But there are also citizens who are best off continuing to show the classic health card, and therefore it is voluntary if you want to use it.”

Long term plans
In the long term, the plan is that you can choose whether you want a physical card or to settle for the app, contends the Health Ministry.

The app can help reduce the number of physical cards issued.





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