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prevention is better than cure

We are there for our customers, not only when they happen to have caught cold or urgently need a bandage. The met also advocates preventive health care measures for you.

We perform the following measurements at our pharmacies; if you require these, please let us know a short time in advance so that we will be prepared:

At our pharmacies you can also obtain various test strips for early detection, for e.g. prostatitis, urine values, menopause testing or colon cancer.

In addition, we will be glad to advise you concerning suitable measuring equipment for preventive health care at home:

  • Blood pressure measuring equipment with data interface
  • Blood sugar measuring equipment with integrated USB stick
  • Heart rate meter for optimising workouts
  • Step counter with data interface
  • Self-measurement of cholesterol, blood sugar, triglycerides and lactate with a single device

Would you like to know more? We will also be glad to introduce to you the general preventive examinations of your health insurance plan in Germany. For example, did you know that cancer is the second most frequent cause of death, after cardiovascular diseases? Early detection of many tumours considerably improves the treatment possibilities and the chances of success.

All early detection examinations are exempt from the consultation fee.

  • Check-up 35, every 2 years
    Focusing on the early detection of heart, circulation and kidney damage, as well as diabetes.
  • Preventive dental treatment
    Those who regularly visit the dentist receive a prevention bonus from their health insurance plan in the form of a higher subsidy.
  • Cancer screening for men
    35 years and older: Claim to early detection examination for skin cancer every 2 years
    45 years and older: Annual prostate examination
    50 years and older: Annual early detection examination for colon cancer
    55 years and older: Optional colonoscopy for early detection of colon cancer
  • Cancer screening for women
    20 years and older: Claim to annual early detection examination for cancer diseases of the reproductive organs
    30 years and older: Annual examination of the breasts/lymph nodes and the skin
    35 years and older: Every 2 years, targeted consultation concerning skin changes and examination of the entire body
    50 years and older: Annual early detection examination for colon cancer
    55 years and older: Optional colonoscopy for early detection of colon cancer
    50 years and older to the age of 69: Mammograph screening (x-ray examination) for early detection of breast cancer.