Medical care for insured mothers and fathers

As measures for the prevention of 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, the health insurance companies choose a suitable spa clinic, but take individual wishes into account. A cure lasts three weeks. For this time, you do not have to submit a leave to your employer. The authorisation shall be deemed to be a certificate of incapacity for work.

The necessary documentation is prepared by the attending physician/doctor.


Preconditions
For mothers and fathers: Their health is severely weakened. This condition is likely to lead to a disease in the foreseeable future. a disease that has already occurred should not get worse Need for care looms For taking children with you: You are entitled to education The child/children are also at risk of health or ill. The child/children cannot be cared for in any other way. The child/children are still too small to separate from the parent.
You coordinate with your family doctor and fill in the application form of the health insurance company together. This is submitted to the health insurance company for approval.

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

Last update or date of publication
24.07.2020