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  • One of the most important characteristics of Austrian healthcare is the variety of health insurance funds, and respectively, the difference in the coverage they provide for the people insured with them. One does not choose a health insurance fund themselves but rather gets assigned one depending on area of work and/or employer.

  • In Austria, a child’s health is usually overseen by a pediatrician (Kinderartz).
    A mother-child-booklet (Mutter-Kind-Pass) is issued to every expectant mother in Austria. Mandatory examinations during the pregnancy, after the birth, and ongoing until the child’s fifth birthday are documented in this.

  • If you are not sure how ill your child is or where best to take them, you can contact the new health advice telephone number 1450 (no area code from all networks) around the clock. Here you will receive competent advice and be directed to the best treatment location for you.

  • School attendance in Austria is compulsory for all children permanently residing in Austria, irrespective of their nationality, and lasts for nine years. Enrolment can take place at a public (free of charge) or private (fee-paying) school.

  • Vienna offers several public as well as private childcare options that cater to each family’s individual situation and needs. The most common facilities are public and private kindergartens (3-6 years) as well as nurseries (Krippe) for children aged 0-3.