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Medical treatment for persons with health insurance

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

  • the prevention of diseases


  • the early detection and treatment of diseases


Medical treatment also includes the assistance of other persons if this is medically ordered.

Persons with statutory health insurance can visit any doctor who is licensed to provide statutory health care. These can be, for example, general practitioners or specialists in medical care centers, practices or outpatient facilities. In most cases, it is a good idea 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)