Medical Care, midwife care and household help

Medical care

Health insurances cover the costs of prenatal classes, regular medical care and medical check-ups as well as all costs connected with the delivery of the baby.

Midwife care

Postnatal care can be covered through a midwife. You can obtain information on homebirth or midwife care from your health insurance as well.

Household help

  • Mothers and / or fathers with a governmental health insurance who find themselves unable to manage their household due to a hospitalisation or a preventive or rehabilitation treatment can ask for a household help.
  • Requirement: a child no older than 12 years or a disabled child in need of help shares said household.
  • A household help can be organised by the health insurance or placed through a social service charity.
  • You can organise your own household help too. Costs will be covered through your health insurance to an appropriate level.
  • Help of relatives to second degree are not covered by your health insurance. However, the health insurance can cover transportation costs and loss of earnings should these occur in a sensible relation to the expenditure a regular household help would cause.

More informations & contactpersons

You can get further informations from your insurance company,  charities or from your local youth welfare service.

Youth welfare service Trier
City Hall
Am Augustinerhof
54290 Trier

Phone: 0651 - 7180
Fax: 0651 - 718151-8

Youth welfare service Birkenfeld
Schneewiesenstraße 25
55765 Birkenfeld

Phone: 06782 - 15-0
Fax: 06782 - 1549-7

Youth welfare service Idar-Oberstein
Auf der Idar 17
55743 Idar-Oberstein

Phone: 06781 - 64-0
Fax: 06781 - 6444-5

Mail:  jugendamt(at)

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