Can I be reimbursed for emergency therapy in Germany?
After you pay the invoice, then you have the right to submit the necessary documents for the procedure to reimburse the paid medical expenses.
In person or through an authorized person, on site at the Central Office of the National He alth Insurance Fund (NHIF Central Office), through the relevant Regional He alth Insurance Fund (RHHIC) or by post (at the address of the NHIF Central Office: Sofia 1407, "Krichim" street 1).
Given the nature of the information contained in the application, we advise that when sending by post, a registered letter with return receipt should be used.
On the website of the NHIF - heading "International issues" - menu "European integration" - link "Reimbursement of costs paid by he alth-insured citizens for emergency and urgently needed medical assistance during a stay in another EU country" are described the conditions for reimbursement of such expenses and the documents you must submit.
The "Application for reimbursement of paid treatment costs in the EU", approved by the manager of the NHIF, is also published there, with the possibility to download and fill in.
An important condition for reimbursement of incurred expenses is that you have continuous he alth insurance rights at the time of receiving the necessary medical assistance.
You should bear in mind that the reimbursement procedure takes time, as the competent he alth fund (in this case the NHIF) sends the documents to the he alth fund in the country of receipt of the aid to specify the amount of the amount subject to recovery.
All user fees and legally regulated surcharges remain at the patient's expense, which are also paid by insured citizens in the country of temporary stay.