Medical treatment for people with health insurance

Persons with statutory health insurance are entitled to medical treatment if necessary. Medical treatment should be appropriate and necessary. It can disease prevention or the early detection and treatment of diseases serve. Medical treatment also includes the assistance of other persons if this is prescribed by a doctor. Legally insured persons can visit any doctor who is licensed for contractual medical care. These can be, for example, family doctors or specialists in medical care centers, practices or outpatient facilities. In most cases, it is advising to first contact the family doctor.

Health insurance card or treatment certificate


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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
23.07.2020