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Cures for mothers and fathers


A mother/father-child measure is an inpatient medical treatment for mothers and fathers who are under health strain or at risk due to their family situation. The measure can also be taken up by mothers or fathers alone.

The measure is carried out in a facility of the Müttergenesungswerk or a similar facility. You will also stay there during the treatment, which is geared to the needs of mothers and fathers based on their individual stress situation.

The facility is selected by your health insurance company, which must, however, take your wishes into account as far as possible.

The mother/father-child measures usually last three weeks, for children under 14 years four to six weeks. They can be repeated after four years at the earliest. If there is a justified medical need, an extension or a renewed benefit can be applied for.

Process flow

Check with your health insurance provider.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with your health insurance company.

Requirements

The mother/father-child measure must be prescribed by a doctor. The application and prescription go to the health insurance company for review and approval and are reviewed by the medical service if necessary.

Which documents are required?

The mother/father-child measure must be prescribed by a doctor. The application and prescription go to the health insurance company for review and approval and are reviewed by the medical service if necessary.

What are the fees?

Insured persons who have reached the age of eighteen and are taking advantage of a mother/father-child measure pay 10.00 euros per calendar day to the institution, which forwards the payments to the health insurance fund.

If you have little or no income, you can be exempted from the co-payment upon application. Please contact your health insurance company for this.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Mother/father-child measures can be repeated at the earliest after four years, unless this is medically necessary.

Processing duration

The health insurance fund must decide on an application for benefits promptly:

  • at the latest within three weeks of receipt of the application, or
  • if an expert opinion, in particular from the medical service, is obtained, within five weeks of receipt of the application.

Applications / forms

Please enquire with your health insurance company or your attending physician.

Appeal

If the health insurance company refuses to pay the benefit, you can lodge an objection. If the objection is not upheld, you can take legal action against it before the social court.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on

07.05.2021

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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