A parent and child Kur treatment is a three-week medical rest cure paid for by your health insurance provider. You can apply for one at most every four years.
A Kur is intended to prevent or treat health problems caused by factors such as chronic stress, allergies, obesity or lack of exercise.
Other common reasons for a Kur treatment include increased susceptibility to infection, respiratory diseases or parental psychosomatic disorders.
Children up to the age of 12 can accompany a parent or where required can themselves undergo treatment.
There is a statutory surcharge of €10 per day, though the total payable is capped at 2% of annual income or 1% for people with a chronic condition. This statutory surcharge is waived if you have an exemption certificate.
If you are unable to pay the surcharge, you can often obtain financial assistance from a foundation.
Kur treatment is considered a medically necessary service and employers are not entitled to treat a parent and child Kur as annual leave.
The following organisations can provide you with information and advice on Kur treatments and help submitting an application:
Caritasverband für die Stadt Münster e.V.
Tel: 02 51 / 5 30 09 - 341
Arbeiterwohlfahrt Unterbezirk Münsterland-Recklinghausen
Tel: 02 51 / 77 94 - 12
You can also obtain information from your health insurance provider.