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There are no waiting lists in Germany, so that you can be treated in Germany at any time. All you have to do is find a medical professional who offers the treatment which you are seeking. Your healthcare insurer however only has to contribute towards the costs if it is legally obliged to do so. The following information will tell you when this is the case.
If you are planning on undergoing treatment in Germany, you have two basic ways to do so:
These two methods differ in terms of the
In the first case, at a), your entitlements to treatment are derived directly from the European Regulations on the coordination of social security systems (Regulations (EC) 883/2004 and 987/2009). In the second case, at b), they are derived from the respective implementing provisions of the individual EU States contained in Directive 2011/24/EU.
We would like to give you an overview for both methods and to point to the differences, as well as to the advantages and disadvantages. You should nonetheless always seek the advice of your healthcare insurer in person before deciding between the two methods.