How To Activate a New Health Insurance Card

How To Activate a New Health Insurance Card

What is Health Insurance Card?

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is issued free of charge and allows anyone who is insured by or covered by a statutory social security scheme of the EEA countries, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom to receive medical treatment in another member state in the same way as residents of that state—i.e., free or at a reduced cost—if treatment becomes necessary during their visit (for example, due to illness or an accident), or if they have a chronic pre-existing condition which requires care such as kidney dialysis. The term of validity of the card varies according to the issuing country. Continued reciprocal healthcare access between the EU and the UK was agreed, and the UK issues a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) valid in the EU, but not other EEA countries.

How To Activate a New Health Insurance Card

Authentication USSD *842# to enable our credentialed Facilities to generate unique CCC and new Health Insurance Number (HIN) for the processing and submission of claims

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you tell what type of card is your insurance?

The insurance company name and plan type are in the top header of the card.

Do I have insurance on my debit card?

If a cardholder reports the loss or theft of their card immediately to the bank, they are not liable for any fraudulent transactions made on their card. Personal accident cover: Many debit cards come with personal accident cover that provides financial support in case of accidental death or disability.

How do I register for NHIS on my phone?

How do I register my phone with NHIS? Dial *929# on any mobile phone network in Ghana (MTN, Vodafone, Airtel-Tigo, Glo) From the various options that come, enter 2 to select Renew Membership. Enter 1 to choose NHIS card. Enter your NHIS membership number and press send.

What diseases are covered by NHIS?

In 2004, Ghana introduced the first National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), a system funded by government tax income and individual memberships. The scheme covers 95% of diseases, including treatment for malaria, respiratory diseases, diabetes and hypertension.

How do I replace my missing NHIS card?

I have misplaced my NHIS membership card. How do I get another one? Contact the nearest District office with your Ghana card (if any) for a replacement of your card. You will be required to fill a replacement form and pay the requisite processing fee, if applicable.

What is the code for checking NHIS?

The simplest way is to dial *842# on any phone / mobile network to access the NHIS non- biometric authentication service.

What do I do if my NHIS card expires?

Can I renew my membership without going to the district office? Yes, you can use the NHIA USSD (*929#) or “MyNHIS” app digital platform if you are a fee-paying member. Check page 73 for how you can renew using the digital platforms. You may contact the NHIS Call Center for assistance.

Does NHIS cover pregnancy?

The following people in the exempt categories do not pay processing fee: Pregnant women. Indigents. Categories of differently-abled persons determined by the Minister responsible for Social Welfare.

Does NHIS cover lab tests?

In Patient Service

General and specialist in-patient care. Investigations including laboratory investigations, x-rays and ultrasound scans for in-patient care. Cervical and breast cancer treatment. Surgical operations, including appendicectomy (removal of the appendix).

Does NHIS cover child birth?

Pregnant women and their newborns under three months were added to the exemption list in 2008 through a Maternal Health Care Program (which is described below). The NHIS covers a comprehensive range of health services and all drugs on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Medicines List.