Wage Earners, Workplace Rights & Pensions
Miscellaneous costs of diagnosis or treatment
The Social Insurance Administration participates in miscellaneous costs incurred by the insured due to diagnosis or treatment in the healthcare system, subject to certain conditions.
The Social Insurance Administration contributes towards the costs of medication for health-insured persons. The division of the burden of payment differs according to the disease and age of the patient.
Those in receipt of disability benefit, old-age pensioners and children with care assessments pay lower fees for medicinal products than is generally the case.
Doctors can apply for medical discount cards for patients, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Medical discount cards increase the payment participation of the Social Insurance Administration (TR) beyond the general level.
In certain circumstances, the Social Insurance Administration participates in costs resulting from a patient's necessary travel for treatment or to a surgery. Except in the case of an emergency, applications for payment participation must be made before travel.
The Social Insurance Administration participates in accommodation costs incurred by parents because of the hospital admittance of their child.
Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
The Social Insurance Administration makes contributions towards the cost of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy for persons covered by health insurance, in accordance with specific rules. Patients are referred for therapy by doctors.