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Insured persons of the statutory health insurance are entitled to medically necessary remedies.

As a legally insured person, you are entitled to medically necessary remedies. These are services of physiotherapy, podiatry, voice, speech and speech therapy, occupational therapy and nutritional therapy. The services are provided on medical prescription by approved service provision. Approval by your health insurance company is not required.

A doctor's prescription is required.


  • The supply of remedies at the expense of the statutory health insurance funds requires a medical prescription.
  • Remedies can only be prescribed at the expense of the health insurance companies if they are necessary to:
    • to cure a disease, prevent its exacerbation or alleviate symptoms of illness,
    • to eliminate a weakening of health that would probably lead to a disease in the foreseeable future,
    • to counteract a threat to the health development of a child, or
    • To avoid or reduce the need for care.
  • Therapeutic services may only be provided by approved providers of therapeutic products such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists or speech therapists or nutritional therapists.

Related Links

  • § 32 Fifth Book of the Social Code (SGB V)
  • Therapeutic Products Directive of the Federal Joint Committee pursuant to § 92.1 p. 2 no. 6 SGB V

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