jump link

citizen service


You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.


In the second step, you choose which information you really need.

Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for early detection examination in children


The statutory health insurance funds cover the costs of medical screening examinations for insured children and adolescents, which are also known as U-examinations and J-examinations. The examinations can be used by children and adolescents up to the age of 18. They serve the early detection of diseases that endanger their physical, mental or psycho-social development. Until 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 the details of 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 the youth health examination (J1).

You can take health checks for your children. Thus, the general state of health and the age-appropriate development of a child is regularly examined by a doctor. Possible problems or abnormalities can be detected and treated at an early stage.

For an appointment, contact the attending physician. Further information can be obtained from your health insurance company.

Contact your health insurance company.

In principle, insured children and adolescents are entitled to early detection examinations until they reach the age of 18. However, the following investigation 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 life
  • U7a 34th-36th month of life
  • U8 46th-48th month of life
  • U9 60th-64th month of life
  • J1 13th -14th year

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

For the health examinations for children and adolescents, no additional payments are made.

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.

Proof of existing insurance requires a valid electronic health card.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

No authority found