The statutory health insurance covers all services, which are medically required in case of illness.
The treatments must be “sufficient and appropriate”.
Insurance benefits from different insurances differ.
Information is available on the website of the respective social security fund.
Please call your insurance fund in case of any questions!
It may happen that for some services you have to bear a portion of the costs yourself (“co-payment”)(Selbstbehalt).
This depends on your insurance - please enquire there.
Persons insured with SVA (Social Insurance Institution), VAEB (Austrian Railway Insurance Institution), KVA (Health Insurance Fund for Municipality staff of Salzburg) and BVA (Public Service Insurance) always pay a patient contribution.
You have to pay for services that are not medically necessary yourself. This includes:
Purely cosmetic operations (except severe accidents, etc.)
Dental services for cosmetic reasons, gold implants, etc.
Medical certificates (e.g. for school, sport clubs and employer)
A patient decree (a document, by means of which you determine yourself whether you want to be kept alive with all medical means after an accident or in case of a very serious illness)
Driving license examinations
“Non-listed medication”, for example homeopathic remedies
Travel vaccinations, travel prophylaxis
Prescription fee and exemption from fees