Category: Health

Medical Guide for Refugees

Health care in Germany is based on medical insurance. When you seek asylum in Germany, you do not have medical insurance at first. Government agencies therefore ensure your health care. These include, for example, the social services department (Sozialamt) or the public health service (Gesundheitsamt). Health care includes treatment by a doctor or dentist as well as any necessary vaccinations and medically indicated preventive examinations.

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Health Care Information

The costs for medical treatment, a stay in hospital or medicines are paid for by your health insurance fund as a rule, except for the co-payment that you have to make. It is therefore important to belong to a statutory or private health insurance fund.

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