Health insurance

Outpatient services and treatment


In contrast to inpatient treatment, outpatients do not stay at the hospital over night.

Examples of outpatient treatment:

  • Visits to the doctor's office
  • Treatment by a physiotherapist, ergotherapist or logotherapist
  • Nutrition and diabetes counselling
  • Treatment by nurses
  • Laboratory tests
  • X-ray examinations

If an outpatient treatment has been prescribed by a doctor and is a standard insurance benefit, the costs are covered by basic health insurance minus the out-of-pocket expenses.