Insurance

 

Insurance benefits

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!

Patient’s contributions

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.

Not covered by the health insurance:

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

  • If a doctor prescribes you medication,
    you will receive the medication at the pharmacy
    upon presentation of the prescription. You have to pay a fee of € 5.85 per prescription (applicable rate 2017).
  • Persons with a low income or very high medical expenses can
    apply at the medical aid for exemption from the
    prescription fee
  • Asylum seekers do not pay a prescription fee.
     

Health Pilots

Salzburg’s Health Pilots
In Salzburg there are pilots for the health sector.
You can contact a pilot if you need support in your native language.
These men and women provide information and details on a voluntary basis.

Health Pilots

Frau & Arbeit gGmbH, Griesgasse 2, Stiege 3/1, 5020 Salzburg

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