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Preventive medical care for mothers and fathers with health insurance


As measures to prevent diseases, health insurance companies offer spa stays. These include:

  • Mother-child cures (measure)
  • Father-child cures (measure)

Children can travel either for their own treatment or (usually up to the age of 12) as an accompanying person.

As a rule, health insurance companies choose a suitable spa clinic, but take individual wishes into account.

A course of treatment lasts three weeks. You do not need to submit leave to your employer for this time. The permit is valid in the same way as a certificate of incapacity for work.

Process flow

You coordinate with your family doctor and fill out the application form of the health insurance company together. This is submitted to the health insurance company for approval.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the health insurance companies. 

Requirements

For mothers and fathers:

  • Their health is severely weakened. This condition is likely to lead to illness in the foreseeable future.
  • an illness that has already occurred should not worsen
  • Imminent need for long-term care

For children:

  • You are a parent or legal guardian
  • The child(ren) are also at risk of health or illness.
  • The child(ren) cannot be cared for in any other way.

The child(ren) are still too young to be separated from the parent.

Which documents are required?

The necessary documents are prepared by the attending physician.

What are the fees?

Insured persons aged 18 and over pay a co-payment of 10 euros per day. 

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on

24.07.2020

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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