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Electronic health card for refugees

Refugees can receive an electronic health card (eGK) within the first 15 months of their admission.

As before, the scope of benefits is governed by the Asylum Seeker Benefits Act. In the first 15 months, this includes:

  • medical treatment of acute illnesses and pain conditions,
  • the provision of protective vaccinations in accordance with the benefits of statutory health insurance and medically required preventive examinations, and
  • other benefits, provided that they are essential to ensure health or to meet the special needs of children (discretionary benefit).

Process flow

The competent authority shall report the refugees to the competent health insurance fund. The latter sends the electronic health card to the refugees. Until then, the refugees will receive a provisional billing certificate for medical and dental care from the health insurance fund. This shall be handed over to the refugees by the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the county-free city to which the refugee person has been assigned.

The electronic health card is not offered by all counties and district-free cities in Lower Saxony, there is no legal claim. You can find out if and under what conditions you will receive them from the local authority responsible for you.

Requirements

  • Leaving the initial reception facility and
  • Assignment to a municipality

Which documents are required?

  • Registration form for health care
  • a photo

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The Electronic Health Card (eGK) provides for a corresponding field "Insurance by Date", which allows the card to be limited. The eGK for refugees may be limited for the first 15 months of stay.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Unit G15

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.