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The best way to get your strength back after an operation or a long period of illness
Rehabilitation gets you back on your feet after an operation. During rehab you get special treatments and undertake measures to regain your strength for getting back to your day-to-day life. Rehabilitation services are generally provided for a period of three weeks.
We will cover the complete costs of your outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation. You only have to cover the statutory co-payment of 10 euros per day, regardless of whether your rehab takes place on an inpatient or outpatient basis. If a rehab measure directly follows a stay in hospital, your co-payment is 10 euros per day for a maximum of 28 calendar days. The days for which you have already paid a co-payment while in hospital are deducted from this.
If you have already paid a lot of co-payments in one year, you have the option of requesting exemption from co-payments with us. You can find out more about this from your personal consultant.
Please contact your attending physician to request rehabilitation. Your doctor will then discuss with you whether rehabilitation is suitable for you and when. You will also decide together whether your rehab should take place on an outpatient basis at your place of residence or on an inpatient basis in a suitable clinic. Your doctor will also give you the forms for requesting rehabilitation. Please complete these forms and send them to SBK, 80227 Munich, Germany. After checking the documents, your personal consultant will contact you immediately.
If you are currently in hospital, contact the patient liaison officer to request rehabilitation. This person is responsible for looking after patients’ non-medical care and advising patients during their hospital stay. They will contact us and take care of all additional steps for you.
If you are employed, have raised children or have otherwise paid money into pension insurance in the past, your pension insurance is responsible for your rehabilitation. You can find out more from your personal consultant. Your personal consultant will be happy to send you the request forms for pension insurance. They will also gladly help you complete the forms if necessary.
Once you’re back at home, it’s important to incorporate your rehabilitation into your day-to-day life. Rehabilitation sport and functional training, for example, can help you here. We would be delighted to help you find the right approach for you. Simply get in touch with your personal consultant.