Commencing on 1st April 2019 new rules are applicable for health screening programme:
- New: Check-up is available to patients between 18 and 35 years of age as an one-off service free of charge
- Patients beyond 35 years are entitled to free health check every 3 years, until now every 2 years
- Adjusted accordingly to the new rules for AOK Lower Saxony insurance members above 60 years Check-up 60 plus is eligible every 3 years
Consequently for 2019 health check is due for all patients who had their last check-up in 2016 and earlier respectively for patients between 18 and 35 years.