Healthcare in Germany

Understand the healthcare system in Germany, from registering for health insurance to seeking medical treatment…

Healthcare in Germany is made up of a combination of compulsory health insurance and private medical care. While all residents are entitled to a certain level of insurance coverage, there is also an option to receive supplementary, private healthcare, if the patient is willing to cover the extra cost.

This section features information about how to register for health insurance, locate a doctor or pharmacy, and pay for medical care. In addition, there are details on the services provided for new mothers and babies in Germany, as well as a list of vital telephone numbers that can be contacted in case of emergency.