Medical treatment for those with health insurance

Persons with statutory health insurance are entitled to medical treatment.

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 advisable to first contact the family doctor.

  • Health insurance card or treatment certificate

Related Links

  • ยง 28 paragraph 1 Fifth Book of the Social Code (SGB V)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
23.07.2020