Preventive care starts just after birth

Prevention is better than cure – who doesn’t know this saying? But who knows precisely when what preventive check-up is due and what precisely is checked? The chances of curing diseases that are spotted early are huge. Late treatment of a disease, however, can have serious consequences. Don’t put anything off and think about tomorrow today.

The checks for adults

The fixed allowance for dental prostheses increases by 20% if you have had regular preventive check-ups over the last 5 years. If you can prove 10 years of check-ups you will be granted a 30% bonus.

All adults should see their dentist to have their teeth checked once a year and all children/teenagers up to their 18th birthday should do this twice a year. The dentist looks to see whether additional treatment is necessary, because acting fast can prevent a lot of pain and hassle.

The fixed allowance for dental prostheses increases by 20% if you have had regular preventive check-ups over the last 5 years. If you can prove 10 years of check-ups you will be granted a 30% bonus.

From your 19th birthday onwards you have the option of seeing a qualified GP or dermatologist every two years to have your skin checked using the skin cancer screening process. Conspicuous moles are examined particularly carefully to rule out the possibly of skin cancer or to treat this as quickly as possible.

From age 35 onwards, these services can be billed and paid for every 2 years with your health insurance card. Because screening from 20 to 34 years is not a statutory service, it cannot be billed and paid for with the insurance card. Since, however, we would like to support you before your 35th birthday too, the VIACTIV has a special arrangement in place:

You submit us the bill of your treatment costs together with your current bank details – we refund you the standard rate of the relevant federal state into your account. We are happy to let you know the current rate. Please get in touch with us.

Men aged 45 or older should have their sexual organ, prostate and lymph nodes examined once a year. Prostate cancer is common, but curable if detected and treated early.

Women aged 20 or older, on the other hand, are recommended to have an annual examination of the genital area which includes an examination of the cervix.

In women aged 30 or older the breasts are palpated 1 x per year. Between the ages of 50 and 69 years, mammography screening is additionally offered every 24 months. In the latter, the breasts are X-rayed using special new technologies in order to detect possible changes to the breasts, examine these in a more targeted way and treat them.

Men and woman over 35 years of age should see their doctor every 2 years and have a check-up. The check-up relates in particular to cardiovascular diseases and diseases of the kidney along with metabolic disorders. So: pluck up courage and get yourself checked out!

From your 50th birthday onwards early detection of bowel cancer becomes an important topic. Once a year, your stool is checked for hidden blood to guard against the risk of bowel cancer being detected too late.

From the age of 55 and upwards you have the option of choosing between two examinations: 2 colonoscopies at 10-year intervals or a check for occult blood in the stool every 2 years. So: don’t baulk at unpleasant investigations – they could save your life!