Specialized outpatient palliative care for health insurance financing Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Insured persons are entitled to specialised outpatient palliative care (SAPV) in the home or family sector.

As a person with statutory health insurance, you are entitled to specialised outpatient palliative care (SAPV). The service includes medical and nursing services including their coordination - in particular for pain therapy and symptom control. The aim is to provide care in the familiar environment of the home or family area. These include, for example, institutions for integration assistance for people with disabilities, child and youth welfare and care facilities. The special needs of children and young people must be taken into account.

The SAPV is a team effort in which different professional groups work together: doctors, nurses and cooperation partners.

Included are - yes according to individual needs

  • Consultation
  • Coordination of care,
  • supportive partial supply or
  • Complete supply

If you have been admitted to an inpatient hospice, you will receive the medical care required under the SAPV as a partial benefit.

  • Doctor's prescription


  • an incurable, progressive and advanced disease.
  • life expectancy is limited and a particularly complex supply is required.
  • The service must be prescribed by a contract doctor or a hospital doctor.

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