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Sociotherapy for health insurance financing

Are you seriously mentally ill and unable to make use of medical or medically prescribed services independently? Then you are entitled to sociotherapy as a person with statutory health insurance.

Sociotherapy includes practical life instructions that enable you to take advantage of outpatient medical and psychotherapeutic services. The aim is to strengthen your personal responsibility in such a way that you can do without sociotherapeutic care in the long term.   

Sociotherapy may be prescribed if it avoids or shortens hospital treatment, or if it is necessary but not feasible.

Depending on the case of illness, you are entitled to 120 hours of sociotherapy within three years. The health insurance companies conclude contracts with suitable persons or institutions for the provision of sociotherapy.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the respective health insurance company

Requirements

  • You are legally insured
  • Due to severe mental illness, they are not able to make independent use of medical or medically prescribed services.
  • The benefit must be approved by the health insurance company

Which documents are required?

  • doctor's prescription

What are the fees?

  • If you are at least 18 years old and are not exempt from the statutory co-payments, you pay a co-payment of ten percent for each calendar day.
  • However, the own contribution is at least five and a maximum of ten euros per treatment day

Fee: 5,00 - 10,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Appeal

You can appeal against the decision of the health insurance company. If the objection is not remedied, you can file a complaint with the competent social court.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on

27.11.2020

competent Bodies

GKV-Spitzenverband

Address: Reinhardtstraße 28, 10117 Berlin, Stadt

Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

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