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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for medicines and bandages for insured persons


Persons insured under the statutory health insurance scheme are entitled to be supplied with pharmacy-only drugs and dressings. The costs are covered by the health insurance funds.

Exception: For insured persons over 18 years of age, the costs for so-called minor drugs are not covered. These include:

  • Medicines for the treatment of colds and flu-like infections.
  • Oral and pharyngeal remedies (except for fungal infections),
  • Laxatives
  • Medicines for travel sickness.

The cost of remedies that you can buy without a prescription is generally not covered. Exception:

  • Medicines that are standard of care for serious illnesses and are prescribed by a doctor.

The choice of prescribed drugs may be limited by discount contracts between the health insurance companies and manufacturers. However, these drugs are then also free of co-payment.

Fixed amounts may also apply to drugs and dressings. You must bear any additional costs yourself.

  • medical prescription or prescription

Fees may apply (co-payment, amount above the possible fixed amount). Please contact your health insurance company.

Contact your health insurance company.

Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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