Medical rehabilitation benefits for insured persons

Rehabilitation can help you avoid the permanent onset of a disability or need for care or to cope better with the consequences. In order for your health insurance company to bear the costs of a rehabilitation measure, you must have statutory health insurance. Your health insurance company first checks whether another service provider is primarily responsible. In the case of workers, for example, pension insurance finances necessary rehabilitation benefits. Rehabilitation benefits for pensioners, mothers or fathers with children as well as for those in need of care are usually the responsibility of the statutory health insurance. Rehabilitation services must be requested from you. In most cases, the application is made after acute treatment in the hospital by the social service together with you (connection rehabilitation). Your treating physicians can also encourage medical rehabilitation and issue a medical prescription for the application.

You must submit an informal application to your health insurance company. Your health insurance company checks whether the conditions for medical rehabilitation are met


Preconditions
Need for rehabilitation: Your performance is impaired and cannot be restored with individual measures, such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Rehabilitation capacity: They are capable of rehabilitation, i.e. They are resilient to the point where necessary treatments can be carried out. Positive rehabilitation prognosis: You can probably achieve individual rehabilitation goals according to medical assessment.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
27.11.2020