THE GERMAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
If you become ill or have an accident and seek treatment from a doctor, a general practitioner (Hausarzt) will be your first port of call. if you need medical attention for non-life-threatening health problems at the weekend or in the evening when medical practices are closed, you can call 116 117.
Emergency numbers in Germany:
- 112: Emergency medical services and fire brigade
- 110: Police
- 116 117: Out-of-Hours Medical Care
Asylum seekers with health insurance also have access to medical services. They need a voucher or cerificate ("Krankenschein") from the competent authority. For further information please contact the accomodation administration or social services.
- www.wegweiser-gesundheitswesen-deutschland.de (Information on the German healthcare system in 14 languages)
Anna Maria Ciba
Commissioner for volunteering
Tel. +49 7531 800-2754