Berlin Emergency Healthcare

What you need to know when you need immediate healthcare in Berlin...

Germany is considered to have one of the best medical systems in the world. However, there are always tips and tricks that need to be known before attempting to navigate a foreign system, particularly when it comes to health needs. 

  • Note: In situations with serious or life-threatening symptoms always call emergency medical services at the telephone number: 112

Emergency Healthcare

Hospitals in Germany are specifically for emergencies or referral care only. All other issues should be dealt with by a primary care physician. It is possible to do emergency walk-ins and appointments with many physicians, even without being a previous patient at the practice. 

In instances when doctors are unavailable such as in the evenings or on weekends, emergency medical services are available through the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung) Berlin. The Kassenärztliche Vereinigung (KV) provides daily medical advice and assistance via telephone as well as house calls. All calls are free and house calls are covered by private and public health insurances.

In situations where urgent medical care is needed, emergency rooms are available for use for everyone who has health insurance. For those without health insurance, a stay in the hospital and treatments can be very expensive. Those traveling with foreign health insurances should verify that the health care provider will cover health costs incurred in Germany.

Hospitals in Germany are designated either public or private dependent upon whether they are run by the government or by for-profit companies. Regardless of whether the hospital is public or private, they accept all types of German health insurances. There are also hospitals run by religious organizations, but it is important to note that they accept patients of all faiths. 

Pediatric Emergencies

Not all emergency rooms are equipped for pediatric care. While all hospitals will help a child with an emergency, it is best to seek out hospitals with children’s emergency rooms.

The Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin also provides children medical services which are free of charge for those with public or private health insurance. These medical services are provided primarily at times when normal doctors’ offices are closed. 

  • Pediatric first aid point of KV Berlin Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg
    At: EG House B, rooms B012 and B013, Fanningerstraße 32, 10365 Berlin 
    Tel: (030) 31 00 31
    Getting there: S-Bahn: S5 / S7 / S75 (Lichtenberg) / U-Bahn: U5 (Lichtenberg) / Tram 18, 21 (Fanningerstraße) / Bus 193, 256 (Fanningerstraße)
  • Additional first aid points serviced by the KV Berlin (in German)

For emergencies which take place during the night and after the hours of the first aid points of the KV, the following hospitals provide pediatric care:

  • Charlottenburg
    Hospital: DRK Kliniken Westend 
    At: Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 3035-0 
    Emergency: (030) 3035-4480
  • Friedrichshain
    Hospital: Krankenhaus im Friedrichshain 
    At: Landsberger Allee 49, 10249 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 4221-0 
    Emergency: (030) 4221-1546
  • Lichtenberg 
    Hospital: Sana Klinikum Lichtenberg 
    At: Fanningerstraße 32, 10365 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 5518-0 
    Pediatric Emergency: (030) 5518-5104
  • Neukölln
    Hospital: Klinikum Neukölln 
    At: Rudower Straße 48, 12351 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 130 14 0 
    Emergency: (030) 130 14 3102
  • Pankow 
    Hospital: Klinikum Buch 
    At: Karower Straße 11, Haus Z 108, 13125 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 9401-0 
    Emergency: (030) 94011-2880/288
  • Spandau 
    Hospital: Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus 
    At: Stadtrandstraße 555-561, 13589 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 3702-0 
    Emergency: 030-3702-1050
  • Steglitz
    Hospital: Klinikum Benjamin Franklin 
    At: Kinderklinik Klingsorgstraße, 12200 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 8445-0 
    Emergency: (030) 8445-3015
  • Tempelhof
    Hospital: St. Joseph-Krankenhaus
    At: Bäumerplan 24, 12101 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 7882-0 
    Emergency: (030) 7882-2710
  • Wedding
    Hospital: Charité Campus Virchow 
    At: Augustenburger Platz 1 (PKW Seestraße), 13353 Berlin
    Tel: (030) 4505-0 
    Emergency: (030) 450 66 604

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