The Swasthya Sathi health card is a medical card which is provided to each family that is enrolled under the Swasthya Sathi scheme. With the Swasthya Sathi health card, the beneficiaries can avail cashless hospitalisation under empanelled hospitals for treatments and medical emergencies. The details and information of all family members are securely stored on the card and are used for insurance verification purposes. Read on to know the process for applying for a Swasthya Sathi health card.
There are certain eligibility parameters that one must qualify to become a beneficiary of the Swasthya Sathi scheme -
The applicant should be a native citizen of West Bengal
Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other government-sponsored scheme are not eligible for the Swasthya Sathi scheme.
Swasthya Sathi smart card is issued only to female members of the beneficiaries family.
Applicants who receive a medical allowance in their salary are not eligible for the scheme.
The Swasthya Sathi online card application process is not completely online yet. However, you can download the registration form from the official website and submit it at the Duare Sarkar camp to receive the Swasthya Sathi Health Card in the following way:
Step 1: Visit the official Swasthya Sathi portal https://swasthyasathi.gov.in/
Step 2: Go to the ‘Apply Online’ option present on the page and select ‘Form B for Registration under Swasthya Sathi’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Print this form and fill in the required details accurately.
Step 4: Now, you must submit the Swasthya Sathi Scheme form at the nearby Duare Sarkar camp. After submitting and enrolling under the plan, you will receive the Swasthya Sathi Health Card without any hassles!
Some of the key features and benefits of the Swasthya Sathi scheme are -
The scheme is completely funded by the government.
An annual health care coverage of ₹5 Lakhs is sanctioned for every family to take care of tertiary and secondary medical requirements.
The scheme generates a smart card for every beneficiary that includes every detail of all family members like age, gender, etc. There is no family size restriction under the Swasthya Sathi Scheme.
The Swasthya Sathi smart card issued to the beneficiary is linked with the registered mobile number of the beneficiary. The beneficiary gets timely notifications regarding card usage.
The Swasthya Sathi smart card is a paperless electronic health card that is updated by the medical staff after treatment and discharge.
The Swasthya Sathi scheme offers coverage for pre-existing illnesses and treatments of physically-challenged members of the family.
The Swasthya Swasthya Sathi scheme has also launched a mobile application called ‘Swasthya Sathi’ app along with their official website where beneficiaries can solve their queries or register their grievances.
The scheme promises to reimburse the amount within 30 days of the claim request.
The beneficiaries can also avail of a cashless claim settlement facility with empanelled hospitals for medicines, consultations, etc.
Swasthya Sathi scheme offers coverage for a day’s pre-hospitalization expenditure and post-hospitalization care expenses for up to five days.
After applying for the Swasthya Sathi Health Card, you can check the status of your name added to the smart card after 7-10 days. Here are the steps to complete the Swasthya Sathi Card status check online:
Step 1: Go to the official Swasthya Sathi website https://swasthyasathi.gov.in/
Step 2: Select the ‘Find Your Name’ option present on the top menu bar.
Step 3: Input your mobile number and select the ‘Yourself’ option from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Select your district name, municipality name, and other such information required on the page.
Step 5: Now, you must choose between the Aadhaar card number or the Khadya Sathi card number to check the Swasthya Sathi online card status.
Step 6: Input the correct Aadhaar or Khadya Sathi card number to know the status of your Swasthya Sathi card online.
To check if your name is in the Swasthya Sathi list, you can follow the below steps:
Step 1: Go to the official Swasthya Sathi portal https://swasthyasathi.gov.in/
Step 2: Click on the ‘Find Your Name’ option present on the top menu bar.
Step 3: Input your mobile number, and select yourself or others from the drop-down menu for the name check.
Step 4: Select the district name and then the ‘Select By’ option on the page.
Step 5: Now you will find your Swasthya Sathi Card name as well as other beneficiary names on the page.
Now that you have checked your name under the scheme, you can opt for Swasthya Sathi card name correction in case your or any beneficiary’s name is incorrect.
Step 1: Visit the official Swasthya Sathi website https://swasthyasathi.gov.in/
Step 2: Click on the ‘Apply Online’ option present on the top menu bar and select ‘Form C for member name correction after receiving card’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Take a printout of the form and fill in the required details correctly.
Step 4: Now, you can submit Form C with the necessary documents at the nearby Duare Sarkar camp.
Permanent residents of West Bengal who aren’t registered under other government schemes are eligible for the Swasthya Sathi health scheme and can apply for the smart card.
Yes, the Swasthya Sathi health scheme is a cashless health plan.
No. The State Government covers the premium cost for the Swasthya Sathi Scheme which includes the smart card as well.
Some Swasthya Sathi Health Card benefits include:
Easy access to cashless hospitalisation facility
It’s an entirely paperless health scheme
Contains all beneficiary family details in one place
The Swasthya Sathi Card has lifetime validity and is auto-renewed every year.
Yes. Swasthya Sathi scheme offers coverage for OPD and IPD treatments as well.
Swasthya Sathi scheme has listed public and private hospitals that will offer quality treatments to the beneficiaries with the best medical facilities and infrastructure possible. These hospitals have fulfilled certain qualifying parameters and are further graded to ensure quality services and treatments. One can find the list of hospitals on the official portal or the Swasthya Sathi mobile app.