Apply for health care assistance for children or youth in foster care or inpatient facilities

Service Description


  • Children,adolescents andyoung adults who are accommodated outside the family within the framework of child and youth welfare,

and for

  • mothers or fathers caring alone for a child under six years of age

are entitled to sickness assistance.Health assistance - comparable to the benefits provided by the statutory health insurance - applies if there is no other health insurance coverage or if this does not fully cover the necessary needs. This means ifthese children, adolescents or young adults become ill, the responsible youth welfare office ensures that the costs are covered

Children, adolescents and young adults who

  • live in a foster family
  • live in a stationary institution of child and youth welfare ("children's home")
  • are in intensive social-pedagogical individual care
  • live as a mentally handicapped child or adolescent in a foster family or in an inpatient child and youth welfare facility
  • have been taken into care (also temporarily) by the youth welfare office
  • are accommodated in a socio-educationally accompanied living arrangement while participating in school or vocational training measures or during vocational integration

mothers or fathers who

  • have sole responsibility for a child under the age of six and live with the child in a shared housing arrangement for mothers/fathers/children, and

children who

  • live together with their mother or father in a shared living arrangement for mothers/fathers and their children

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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