basic information

In Germany you have the right of basic health care. You are also entitled to any officially recommended vaccination and screening. You will also receive free medical services, which are indispensable to „protect the health“.

Visit a doctor if

– You are acutely ill or have severe pain.
– You are chronically ill, if you have, for example, diabetes, epilepsy or mental illness. If you have any remaining medication or the package insert of your medication, bring it with you to the doctor visit. If you have been at the doctor or at the hospital because of the condition already, bring the results with you, too.
– You are pregnant.

Once you have a residence permit, you need to register for a regular health insurance. You get an insurance card and are entitled to the same benefits as all residents in Germany.