Cures for mothers and fathers

Under certain conditions, mothers and fathers are entitled to a mother/father-child measure from their health insurance company.

A mother/father-child measure is inpatient medical treatment for mothers and fathers who are burdened or endangered due to their family situation. The measure can also be used by mothers or fathers alone.

The measure is carried out in an institution of the M├╝ttergenesungswerk or a similar institution. You will also live there during the treatment, which is geared to the needs of the mothers and fathers due to their individual stress situation.

The institution is selected by your health insurance company, which has to take your wishes into account as far as possible.

The mother/father-child measures usually last three weeks, for children under 14 years four to six weeks. They can be repeated at the earliest after four years. If there is a justified medical need, an extension or a new benefit can be requested.

The mother/father-child measure must be prescribed by a doctor. Application and prescription go to the health insurance company for examination and approval and are examined by the medical service if necessary.

Please inquire with your health insurance company or your attending physician.

Preconditions

The mother/father-child measure must be prescribed by a doctor. Application and prescription go to the health insurance company for examination and approval and are examined by the medical service if necessary.

Related Links

  • ┬ž 41 Fifth Book of the Social Code (SGB V)

Check with your health insurance company.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
07.05.2021