Health Examination

Cancer Screening / Skin Cancer Screening (Cash Benefits) Check Up 35 or GU 35: from the age of 35 every 1-2 years
(depending on the contract with HI) includes:
Survey on risk factors, family history, previous and current conditions, physical examination, blood pressure measurement, determination of blood sugar, cholesterol; Uric acid, urine test (streak test).

Cancer prevention annually in men over the age of 45:
Survey, physical examination of the lower abdominal and genital region including the prostate, blood pressure measurement from the age of 50 years additionally test for blood in the stool (so-called paper stripe test).

Screening for skin cancer from the age of 35 years every 2 years includes:
Examination of the skin for suspicious changes

Additional medically appropriate preventive health check-ups *:
General preventive examinations before the age of 35, ultrasound examination of abdominal organs, thyroid gland, heart, cervical and leg arteries and veins. Extended laboratory examinations such as large blood count, liver and kidney values, blood lipid status with HDL and LDL cholesterol and others. Additional laboratory data to evaluate the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke such as lipoprotein A, homocysteine and PSA value for prostate cancer screening, Current ECG (exercise ergometry): Assessment of physical performance, blood pressure and heartbeat behavior under stress early detection of cardiovascular diseases.

* These examinations are usually not recognized by the statutory health insurance as a pension benefit and are therefore self-payer benefits.
The costs are based on the fee schedule for doctors (GOÄ).