On 1 March 2023, the National organization of Cross-border health care services in Germany “EU-Patienten” has announced that it has officially issued recommendations to the German Health Insurance Organizations regarding outpatient preventive benefits in Lithuanian spa resorts – patients from Germany will be covered (partially) for preventive services in Lithuanian medical spas.
“This is particularly important and significant for Lithuania. We all together have been seeking this recognition for several years. Finally, our country is included in the European health tourism map, which is very important to Lithuania as balneology and natural resources have been on a spotlight for us for centuries. It is especially important to have that recognition and green light to move forward doing the best that our spa towns and our medical spas can – develop and deliver the best balneotherapy treatments that combine our natural remedies, traditions and new, innovative approach” – says Nijolė Dirginčienė, President of the Lithuanian Resorts association and mayor of Birštonas town.
Lithuanian health resorts and the balneotherapy/spa medicine sectors plays a significant role in national economy. This new recommendation of EU-Patienten brings a lot of attention to the importance and uniqueness of Lithuanian spa towns and medical spas and allows to contribute to the good and significance created for the EU society. Last year even 38 percent the overnights of German guests were in the health resorts of Lithuania. The spa towns in Lithuania: Birštonas, Druskininkai, Neringa and Palanga blend the latest advances in medical science, the finest expertise in wellbeing and rehabilitation with latest design. Natural mineral water, curative mud, unique microclimate make them multi-profile resorts with the main focus on musculoskeletal, nervous system, cardiovascular, endocrinological, oncological, post-covid and other disorders. Lithuanian medical spas deliver very high standard quality for health oriented travellers, holistically believing that every slightest detail matters when it comes to health and wellbeing.