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Benefits for those with health insurance

If a person becomes ill, the statutory health insurance scheme (GKV) covers many of the costs of medical and therapeutic care. In addition to treatment, this also includes the supply of medication, medical dressings and patient aids. You will find more information here about the benefits provided by health insurance providers, additional contributions and what to be aware of when submitting a claim.

Early detection of cancer: what examinations are there?

With screening, cancer or certain cancer precursors can be detected before they cause symptoms. The chances of healing thus often improve.

Health checks for children and adolescents

Health checks are important in the development of children and adolescents. Read more about it here.

Prevention through the health check-up

People with statutory health insurance between the ages of 18 and 34 can get a health check-up as a one-off, and then every 3 years from the age of 35 onwards. Find out here what is involved.

Services for the critically or terminally ill

People who are critically or terminally ill are entitled to specific services and advisory options. This article provides an overview.

Short-term care: temporary residence in a care facility

Short-term care is useful when care at home is temporarily not possible. People in need of care can move into a care facility during this period. Long-term care insurance contributes to the costs.

Vaccinations: protection against infectious diseases

Vaccinations can help prevent many infectious diseases and their spread. Read on to discover which vaccinations are available and how they work.

Medication costs – insurance cover and co-payments

When a doctor prescribes medication for a patient, most of the cost is covered by the health insurance funds. Read on to find out what costs are covered and what has to be paid by patients themselves.

Medical rehabilitation (rehab)

Rehab can help prepare people for their return to everyday life and work following an illness. Discover who is entitled to rehab and how it can be applied for.

Services and elective services in hospitals

Certain services are provided to all patients in hospital. In addition, there are extra, elective (i.e., optional) services that patients can avail of and that must be paid for.

Sickness benefit: amount, duration and calculation

How can I claim sickness benefit? What do I need to know about claiming sickness benefit? This article provides an overview of useful information about sickness benefit.

Medical aids – cost coverage and co-payment

Medical aids are products that help people with health issues manage everyday life more easily. Discover when health insurance providers will cover the costs of these.

Prenatal care: check-ups and counseling

Regular check-ups during pregnancy are important for both mother and baby. They allow risks or complications to be detected and treated at an early stage.

Travel costs: when do health insurance providers cover the costs of traveling for medical treatment?

Health insurance providers can cover the costs of traveling for medical treatment. However, this is only possible under certain conditions. Find out more here.

IGeL – overview of self-payer services

In Germany, “IGeL” are individual health services that are not normally paid for by statutory health insurance providers.

Psychotherapy: an overview

This article provides an overview of the topic of psychotherapy and explains its effectiveness and the various approaches that may be used.