Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on varicose veins

Frequently asked questions

What treatment is covered by health insurance?

As a rule, both statutory and private health insurance will pay or reimburse you for all necessary medical treatment. Should you have varicose veins, the doctor will consider your symptoms and decide whether treatment is required on medical grounds.

Spider veins and the somewhat larger reticular varicose veins are normally regarded as purely cosmetic problems and their treatment is therefore not considered a reimbursable service covered by the statutory health insurance. This means you will have to pay for it yourself. The treatment of larger varicose veins with foam sclerotherapy is also sometimes offered as an individual health service which patients have to pay for themselves. Discuss the costs with your doctor before you start treatment and ask your health insurance company whether it will meet at least some of the costs.