Financing a power wheelchair through health insurance.

Would you like to finance the BRO power wheelchair through your health insurance or insurance company? In Germany, BRO has an aid number ( Depending on the applicant’s situation and degree of disability, the costs of an electric wheelchair may be fully or partially covered. 

We share useful tips and experiences with you here so that you too can finance your power wheelchair through your health insurance.

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How to apply for your power wheelchair from your health insurance provider

Health insurance companies and insurers generally pay for power wheelchairs if there is a medical need for a power wheelchair. The type of power wheelchair to which you are entitled according to the cost bearer is defined by a medical evaluation and recorded on the basis of a prescription. Your living and working situation and your ability to lead an independent life also play a role here.

You can find out everything you need to know about financing your BRO power wheelchair via your health insurance provider here.


You will need a doctor’s prescription to apply for your wheelchair from your health insurance provider/insurance company. You can obtain this from your family doctor or specialist.


We will visit you at home for a free, non-binding test drive. We use this to draw up the test report, which must also be included in the application documents for the health insurance company.


Sometimes the health insurance company/insurance company rejects applications in full or in part. We support you in checking other funding options (foundations, associations, private) or in lodging an appeal.

Since BRO eliminates the need for assistants to overcome steps, among other things, it pays for itself in the foreseeable future and satisfies the payers’ cost effectiveness requirement.
Christian Au
LL.M Attorney and
Specialist Lawyer for Social Law


Financing a power wheelchair through health insurance: The most important things in brief.

There are a few things to consider when applying for a power wheelchair, such as the Scewo BRO, from your health insurance provider.

You can find the most important information here. We will be happy to assist you throughout the entire process and answer any further questions you may have on the subject together with our experts.

This varies from country to country, as well as from case to case. However, we have already had good experiences with coverage and subsidies and will be happy to support you with your application.

Here you can find all the information you need about financing options for a power wheelchair through your health insurance provider in your country.

The BRO power wheelchair can be officially reimbursed by health insurance companies, insurance companies or the relevant authorities. In Germany, BRO is included in the list of medical aids with the number

You can find out whether BRO is available in your country here.

People who are severely restricted in their strength and/or mobility due to illness, an accident or other reasons are entitled to power wheelchairs such as the Scewo BRO from their health insurance provider or insurance company. Depending on the severity of the mobility impairment, a wheelchair-dependent person is classified into the care levels of the respective country.

Control console of the Scewo BRO power wheelchair folded to the side
Ellektrorollstuhl Scewo BRO auf einer Rampe


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