The way to the Gastein cure

The first path leads to the specialist, in most cases a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. He should issue the application for a cure, since an application for a cure from a specialist increases the chance of approval. So go to the specialist!

An outpatient stay at a health resort is approved every three years or an inpatient stay at a health resort every four years . In the case of medical exceptions , a cure will also be approved more often. The application should be medically substantiated .


Scientific information and studies on the effectiveness of the Gastein cure will be sent to upon request.

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Spa application to German insurance carrier

An open spa cure (outpatient preventive care) or inpatient preventive care or rehabilitation can be approved. An application for a spa treatment is best issued by a specialist .


Settlement agreements exist with Barmer, AOK, KKH, DAK, Techniker Krankenkasse, Hamburg Münchner, Schwäbisch-Gmünd Ersatzkasse, Hanseatische Ersatzkasse, Landwirtschaftliche Krankenkasse, Behörde für Inneres, Bundesknappschaft, BIG, div. Betriebskassen, div. Innungskrankenkassen, Deutsche Rentenversicherung and Deutsche Beihilfe, among others.

Outpatient preventive service (open bathing cure)


  • Cost absorption for therapies, less 10% co-payment and €10 per medical prescription.
  • Subsidy for room and board: between 0 and 16 € per day
  • Settlement directly with contract partner. Prerequisite: confirmation of cost absorption or health resort checkbook.



  • possible every three years (more often in case of medical exceptions)
  • free choice of health resort and accommodation


Inpatient preventive care/rehabilitation


  • Full cost coverage with co-payment by the health insurance or pension insurance.



  • Selection of the health resort together with the insurance company
  • Appointment by spa facility


Private health insurances

There are no direct billing agreements with private health insurance companies , but patients submit the invoice for the treatments prescribed by the spa doctor (with prior information to the health insurance company) after completion of the spa treatment and should then be reimbursed for at least part of the costs.

Tax deductible

All medically prescribed treatments and personal contributions paid can be deducted as an "extraordinary burden" in the income tax return or in the employee tax assessment. Accommodation can also be deducted if it is declared on the invoice as a stay at a health resort. However, the medical necessity of the treatments must have been certified by a public health officer in advance.

Spa application rejected - what now?

An essential part of a spa application is the comprehensive medical justification for a spa treatment by a specialist. A first step in the event of a rejection is therefore to check the application for a cure for completeness and, if necessary, to have it supplemented by the specialist.


The specialist can also contact the head physician to clear up any ambiguities. Scientific evidence on the efficacy, effectiveness and cost-benefit ratio of the Gastein cure will be gladly sent to upon request.

Cure and vacation

For private spa guests and those whose spa application has been rejected, there are spa and health packages in Gastein. The advantage of this is not only that the date and accommodation can be chosen. It is also possible to combine a vacation in the Alps with the effects of the remedies. This makes the vacation not only relaxing, but also regenerative and renewing.

With the packages therapies, remedies treatments and accommodation are booked together. The <link unterkuenfte best-preis kur-gesundheitspartner>Kur- und Gesundheitspartner Gasteins are experts in organizing and handling private cures and are available to provide support in all matters.

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