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Identity cards: the right thing to do in hospital

News (18/03/2024)

Identity cards: the right thing to do in hospital

Admitted to hospital? A medical emergency? A doctor's appointment? Don't forget to take your identity card and those of your children with you to hospital.

For adults, this is the Belgian electronic identity card (eID) or the electronic foreign national's card; for children, it is the Kids-ID or ISI+ card.

The electronic identity card guarantees a smooth welcome and registration, with no administrative hassle. As a patient, you can be sure of being correctly identified: the identity card gives you access to your data and information relating to your treatment.

You can also avoid having to pay a large proportion of the medical costs in advance. Your mutual insurance company will pay the costs reimbursed by the INAMI directly to the hospital.

If, as a patient, you are not in possession of your electronic identity card at the time of consultation or admission, there are alternatives for the hospital to verify your identity, such as a sticker from your mutual health insurance company or the Itsme application.

Carte d'identité à l'hopital