Spa treatment and rehabilitation care is provided exclusively as consequent in-patient care. It is either paid in comprehensive or contributory fashion.
The indication list for treatment and rehabilitation care (Annex no. 5 of the Public Health Insurance Act) determines individual indications, the length of the treatment stay, the option of extending it, the option for repeating spa care and its interval. The conditions given by law for providing spa care are supplemented by Decree of the Ministry of Health of the CR No. 2/2015 Coll., laying down indication prerequisites, contraindications, professional criteria for providing spa treatment, fields of specialization of recommending physicians, indication focus of spa locations, etc.
The question of whether spa care will be provided as comprehensive (fully covered) or contributory arises from the aforementioned legislative standards by which physicians must abide.
In the case of comprehensive spa treatment and rehabilitation care, the health insurer pays costs for treatment, accommodations and meals in the standard level agreed upon with the spa care provider. Upon complex spa treatment and rehabilitation care, VZP ČR (General Health Insurance Company Czech Republic) will cover transport to and from the spa facility only in case that the health condition of the patient, based on the statement of the examining physician indicating such transport does not allow for standard transport without use of a health transport service.
Accommodations for an escort for comprehensive spa rehabilitation care is only paid in case his or her necessity is confirmed by the prescribing physician (the patient’s insurance company covers expenses for the escort – accommodations and meals).
The second type is contributory spa treatment and rehabilitation care. Here, the health insurance only covers payment of standard treatment, and the patient covers expenses for staying at the spa. Financial expenses for contributory care vary based on the length of the treatment stay, the quality of accommodations and the time of year that the patient chooses for spa treatment.
For both types of spa treatment, the proposal must be approved by the prescribing physician.
Dear clients, since a radical amendment on complex and contributory spa care has brought many changes to this issue,
we have decided to hereby inform you of the basic facts.
1. Visit your general practitioner, who, based on recommendation by a specialized physician, will complete a proposal for your spa care.
Request the GP to state in the proposal SPA RESORT LIBVERDA as the first choice.
2. This proposal is sent to the health insurance company, where a prescribing physician will either approve or deny the proposal.
During the approval process, you can contact our spa's reservation department regarding open terms, and possibly already make your reservation.
If you do not agree to a term for your arrival yourself, we will assign you the term.
3. The approved spa proposal is delivered to the reservation department – after elaboration, you are sent a letter of invitation and final billing for the stay.
If, in the case of contributory spa treatment, you receive a proposal for spa treatment to your address, send it to our spa by registered mail.
If capacity reasons so allow, we will be happy to adjust the term for starting your stay
– it is necessary however to take into account the validity of the approved proposal:
Comprehensive spa care – the start of the stay is up to 3 months from issue of the proposal,
and within 3 months following an operation for post-operative conditions.
Contributory spa care – the start of the stay is up to 6 months from issue of the proposal.