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Paediatricians are specialists in the treatment of children and adolescents. Their tasks include, among other things, the prevention and treatment of clinical pictures and the examination of children's development. The homepage of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians provides information on suitable practices.

Attending U examinations

The early detection examinations, the so-called U examinations, serve to detect and treat diseases or disabilities at an early stage. The U1 and often also the U2 are carried out at the birth centre. The following U examinations are carried out by the paediatrician. The following documents are required for this:

  • Health insurance card of the child
  • Booklet: U-Examinations
  • Vaccination card