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Apply for early detection examination in children


The statutory health insurance funds cover the costs of medical early detection examinations for insured children and adolescents, which are also known as U-examinations and J-examinations. Children and adolescents up to the age of 18 can take advantage of the examinations. They are used for the early detection of diseases that endanger their physical, mental or psycho-social development. Up to the age of six, this also includes early detection examinations for dental, oral and jaw diseases, e.B the determination of the risk of caries and advice on nutrition and oral hygiene.

The Federal Joint Committee regulates more detailed information on the content, type and scope of the examinations in the Guideline for the Early Detection of Diseases in Children (U1 to U9) of the Guideline on Adolescent Health Examination (J1).

Insured children and adolescents are entitled to early detection examinations up to the age of 18. However, the following examination periods must be observed:

  • U1 Immediately after birth
  • U2 3rd-10th day of life
  • U3 4th-5th week of life
  • U4 3rd-4th month of life
  • U5 6th-7th month of life
  • U6 10th-12th month of life
  • U7 21st-24th month of age
  • U7a 34th-36th month of life
  • U8 46th-48th month of age
  • U9 60th-64th month of life
  • J1 13th -14th year of life

For the examinations, you will need your child's electronic health card and the children's examination booklet ("Yellow Booklet"), which you will receive immediately after birth.

There are no co-payments for health examinations in children and adolescents.

An appeal can be lodged against the decision of a health insurance company. If the objection is not remedied, an action can be brought before the competent social court.

Contact your health insurance company.

A valid electronic health card is required to prove the existing insurance.

To make an appointment, contact the attending physician. For more information, please contact your health insurance company.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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