How to make the most of your public health insurance

How to make the most of your public health insurance

Public health insurance in Germany is long-term careYour health insurance provider will stick with you forever and wants to keep you healthy.

How? Public insurers offer a wide variety of preventive screenings and health check-ups.

Some free health check-ups

Here are some of the free screenings that public insurers in Germany provide:

Basic Check-up

What’s included?

  • Risk assessment due to family history
  • Full body physical
  • Blood work check (age > 35)

When can I get it?

  • Once if you’re between 18 and 35
  • Every 3 years if you’re above 35

Cancer screening (women)

What’s included?

  • Checkup and cervical smear once per year (age >20)
  • Checkup of breast and lymph nodes once per year (age >30)
  • Mammografie Screenings every 2 years (age 50-69)

Cancer screening (men)

What’s included?

  • Prostate screening (age >45)

Skin cancer screening

What’s included?

  • Full skin checkup every 2 years (age >35)
  • TK special: full skin checkup every 2 years (age >20, TK approved doctors only)

Dental checkup

What’s included?

  • Dental check-up (up to 2 times per year)
  • Periodontal Screening Index (once every 2 years)
  • Additional dental treatment with bonus programs

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