If you are 18 years or older, you can get a health check
New rules came into effect on 1 April 2019 for the health check-up (health MOT): women and men between the ages of 18 and 34 can have one health MOT. From the age of 35, they can have a check-up every three years. Since February 2021, people aged 35 and over have also been entitled to a one-time screening for hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus infection as part of the check-up.
This check-up is used to catch disease early, such as heart disease or diabetes mellitus. It is also an opportunity to detect health risks early, such as high blood pressure. If your doctor catches risk factors early, you get twice the benefit: diseases can be treated early and you have the chance to actively change your lifestyle to be more healthy.
Health MOT – your SBK benefits:
- We cover the full cost of the examinations and tests conducted by your doctor and the laboratory as part of the health MOT.
- The SBK Health Telephone is at your service to answer questions about individual services of the health MOT. Call the SBK Health Telephone on 0800 072 572 570 00 (free of charge within Germany).
- Before paying privately for a service, please contact your personal consultant. They will give you individual advice and are happy to help.
- Earn rewards for your check-up. The health MOT is part of the SBK Bonus Scheme.
Please note: If you are not connected directly, unfortunately, all lines are busy at the time of your call. In this case you will hear an announcement in German and be directed to an answering machine. You are welcome to leave your name and telephone number after the tone and we will call you back as soon as possible.
How to get a health MOT:
Arrange for a health MOT with your GP or an internalist. This will usually involve two appointments. In the first appointment, blood and urine samples are taken. In the second appointment, your doctor will discuss the lab results with you and conduct their own physical examination of you. You just need to present your SBK health care card – we’ll cover the cost for you.