The first point of contact for adults in case of general illness or injury is a general practitioner (Allgemeinarzt or Hausarzt). They will assess the situation and, if necessary, recommend that you are transferred to a specialist (Facharzt). Here is an in Darmstadt – Dieburg who offer consultation in various languages. General information on the topic of health can be found in the following overview of doctors (opens in new tab) . overview
The first point of contact for children in case of general illness or injury is a pediatrician (Kinderarzt). A pediatrician also conducts the medical checkups for children “U1” to “U9”. It is recommended that children see the doctor for regular checkups from birth till the age of 6, as part of the early detection programme.
The medical on-call-service (ärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst) ensures outpatient medical care outside of normal doctor opening times. They are contactable by telephone on 116 117. Further information on their services (only in German) can be found on the website of the . medical on-call-service
In case of emergency, please call 112 for an ambulance.
If you are going to have a baby in Germany, the Welcome Centre will inform you about the services provided by the public healthcare system and the necessary bureaucratic steps.
The information on this website is not legally binding.