The shortage of doctors in the urban area is constantly increasing. While the level of supply in the Salgiter Planning area, including Badcredited (Wolfenbutel District) and Lengde (Pine District), was over 98 percent in early 2019, it has now slipped to 79 percent. This means that the number of vacancies of general practitioners is less than 26. It has now been announced by the Lower Saxony Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVN). Therefore, every doctor settled in the area now has a funding of 50,000 euros for the planning area.