Which health insurance companies cover the costs? In the center of Pediatrics is the early detection of diseases and mental retardation. For this reason, the German health system includes regular checkups for children and young people, ranging from the first days of life up to the age of the teenager. Currently, every child is entitled to eleven different health provisions. The children examinations U1 include U9, as well as the investigation of J1, the young people at the age from 12 to 14 years get. These studies are compulsory benefits of statutory health insurance and therefore will be refunded in full. They serve the prevention and early detection of diseases and behavioral disorders and are intended to ensure the child’s age-appropriate development. Participation in the screening is highly recommended and now is even required in some States.
In addition, the Professional Association of children and youth physicians recommends three further investigation to gaps between the remaining dates to close and a still to enable better health care of the child. This involves the U10 (7-8 years), the U11 (9 to 10 years) and the J2 (16-17 years). In particular the identification of Schulleistungs -, socialization and behavioral disorders such as a reading spelling disability or ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), but also by malnutrition or excessive media consumption stands at the center of investigations of U10 and U11. The J2 survey for young people in their teens, however, deals with puberty problems and issues in the area of sexuality. Unfortunately, the cost of this voluntary investigations so far only from part of the statutory health insurance funds will be refunded.
Also, especially the J2 is paid by many insurers only in certain provinces. Whether your fund acquires the additional screening, see Vorsorge_Kinder.pdf contact: Krankenkasseninfo.de Kunze und Leidloff GbR Hallesche Strasse 1B 06779 Raguhn contact person: Karsten Leidloff Tel: 0180 5 499 799 240 * Fax: 0180 5 499 799 249 * E-mail: info(at)krankenkasseninfo.de company: krankenkasseninfo.de informed since 1999 on the Internet about all statutory health insurance. Insured persons can consult free of charge and without obligation on krankenkasseninfo.de through tariffs, fees and services of all funds in the current comparison. In addition, the trade portal provides assistance when changing the health insurance fund.