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German Health Care System

In Germany you can choose your doctor freely. If you want to consult with a specialist first visit your GP. He/She will give you a referral. Only doctors can prescribe drugs ...

Health Insurance? What for?

In Germany, health insurance is mandatory. There are state health insurance companies (GKV) and private health insurance companies (PKV). Most of the people are insured with the GVK. The link below ...

Where do I find a doctor with foreign language skills?

If you are sick and are not able to communicate sufficiently in German, it might be helpful to find a doctor that speaks your language. ...

Help in emergencies.

In the case of medical emergencies like injuries and poisonings, you can call the emergency services 24/7. They will help you to get to the hospital as fast as possible.

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Children and Prevention

After your child is born, nine preventive examinations (U1- U9) are offered that you should claim. Necessary vaccinations are included in these examinations. If you have any questions concerning these examinations, please ...

Where do I find sports clubs?

Sports is healthy and keeps you fit. Doings sports together is more fun and the team spirit forges a bond between the team members. By joining a team you ...

Health Prevention.

Your health insurance company might reimburse expenses payed for preventive courses. For finding preventive courses, please ask your health insurance company. 

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I am sick. I need time for recovery and relaxation.

If you are sick, you might be eligible for a prescribed medical spa (Kur). Your doctor needs to give you a referral or a recipe. ...

Nursing

The statutory long-term care insurance covers for the case of care dependency. The insurance is part of your statutory health insurance. You receive care allowance from your health insurance according to your care level. ...

Where do I find seniors' homes and nursing homes?

People who can't take care of themselves are cared for in seniors' or nursing homes. However, there are differences between the homes. Please inform yourself before ...

General Social Services

The general social services will help you with all general vital questions. The advice of all religious organizations  is open to everyone, regardless of your denomination or personal faith. All workers are ...