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Medical treatment for people with health insurance

People with statutory health insurance are entitled to medical treatment if necessary. Medical treatment should be appropriate and necessary. It can be

  • the prevention of diseases


  • early detection and treatment of diseases


Medical treatment also includes the provision of assistance to other persons if this is prescribed by a doctor.

Persons with statutory health insurance can consult any doctor who is licensed to provide statutory medical care. These can be, for example, general practitioners or specialists in medical care centres, practices or outpatient facilities. In most cases, it is advisable to contact your family doctor first.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the health insurance companies.

Which documents are required?

  • Health insurance card or treatment certificate

What are the fees?

As a rule, there are no costs for medical treatment. Your health insurance company will inform you about any co-payments for therapies or medication

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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