Hospital treatment

Insured persons are entitled to treatment in an approved hospital. The service includes in particular medical treatment, nursing, provision of medicines, medical aids and aids as well as accommodation and meals. Hospital treatment also includes discharge management to help you ensure further care after being discharged. For this purpose, hospital doctors can prescribe medicines and for a period of up to seven days, among other things, association, medical and auxiliary and home nursing, as well as determine the incapacity for work.

In the event of an emergency, you will need hospitalization from your attending physician (GP or specialist) to be admitted to a hospital.


In the event of an emergency, you will need hospitalization from your attending physician (GP or specialist) to be admitted to a hospital.

Preconditions
In the case of inpatient hospital treatment, the principle of "outpatient before inpatient" applies. Insured persons are therefore only entitled to full-patient treatment in an approved hospital if the treatment objective cannot be achieved by partial, pre- or post-patient or outpatient treatment, including home nursing.
If hospital treatment is necessary, discuss with your attending physician. This can be the family doctor as well as a specialist or a specialist. In the event of an emergency, you will need hospitalization from your attending physician (GP or specialist) to be admitted to a hospital. In order to visit a hospital, you usually do not need to contact your health insurance company in advance.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
12.01.2021