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In this case you have three different possibilities to receive benefits.
First option: You are insured with statutory health insurance and need an in-patient treatment while temporarily staying in Germany. This treatment may then be covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), if you did not come to Germany in order to be treated. Second option: You have statutory health insurance and would like to undergo a planned treatment like a person insured with a German statutory health insurance fund. To this end, your healthcare insurer has to issue an entitlement document E112 or S2 for you. Third option: You have statutory or private health insurance and would like to be treated like a person with private health insurance. In this case, you will first be privately charged for the services provided. In this case, please use the checklist given below.
If you come to Germany in order to be treated, a prior authorisation will always be required for an in-patient treatment – no matter if you are treated like a person with statutory or with private health insurance.
If you have questions regarding your entitlements on the basis of your EHIC or an entitlement document E112 or S2, please contact your healthcare insurer. If you would like to be treated like a person with private health insurance in Germany, the following checklist provides you with an overview of the aspects you should take into account before, during and after treatment.