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When individuals enroll in the National Health Insurance program, they have to apply for a National Health Insurance Card. The card is proof that a person enrolls in National Health Insurance program, and it must be presented every time you visit a clinic or hospital. Please keep it carefully.

The National Health Insurance Administration adopted the use of an NHI card for all individuals enrolled in the program beginning on January 1, 2004. The card generally carries a picture of the insured, making it unnecessary to bring your ID to a medical institution when seeking medical attention. The chip embedded in the card stores records of your last six medical visits, information on catastrophic illness, records of all important tests, and medication information, which will be helpful when patients see a doctor.