Medications and Pharmacies

If you need medication, you can get a prescription from your doctor. You get the medicines with this recipe at any pharmacy. Even with a prescription, not all drugs free. But as an asylum seekers you get many medications for free. Therefore check with your doctor. If you have no prescription, you always have to pay for the drugs. Some medications, such as antibiotics, are only available on prescription. Therefore you cannot buy it without a prescription.

Pharmacies are usually open from Monday to Saturday . The opening times are different depending on the pharmacy (often: 9:00 am – 6:00pm). If you are in desperate need of medication during the night or on weekends, there is a sign on each pharmacy which shows where you can find a pharmacy which is open for emergency service. You also find this information here


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