Health Care

The health care system in Germany is complex, but offers comprehensive medical advice, information and treatment to people living in Germany.Thermometer

In general, it is mandatory to have a health insurance in Germany. Most of the people have a public health insurance. But, it is also possible to opt for a private health insurance. Please check the following website "Health Insurance".

 

 

The first point of contact for medical problems is the family doctor (“Hausarzt”). The family doctor treats common diseases and refers you to a specialist or to a hospital. In general, doctors are available during the day on weekdays. At night, during weekends and on public holidays doctors surgeries are usually closed, but emergency services are available. Arzt

In general, it is better to make an  appointment in advance. Don't forget to bring your health insurance card to the appointment with the familiy doctor!

You can find a list of doctors with their field of specialization in the Yellow Pages (https://www.gelbeseiten.de/). On the following website you can look for doctors speaking your language: Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Rheinland-Pfalz (Association of Statutory Health Insurnce Physicians of Rhineland-Palatinate)

Studying can be very demanding. Especially international students are facing a lot of challenges. To be separated from the family, to have high expectations towards the studies and to cope with the new and different culture can be overloading. Not every student can cope with this. Don’t hesitate to ask for help and assistance!
Stress and mental problems

In case of stress and mental problems in your studies and in your
personal life you can refer to the advisory service of the student service organization (Studierendenwerk).

The advisory service of the student service organization is free of charge and done confidentially.

The Protestant Student Community Landau (ESG) and the Catholic Student Community Landau (KHG) are also offering advice and support to students in a personal crisis.

Everybody in Germany having a health insurance can consult a psychologist. On the following website you can find psychotherapist in your region in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is possible to select the language in the menu. Please indicate the correct health insurance (private or public) as not every psychotherapist is allowed to accept patients with a public health insurance. Please check the website of LPK RLP LandesPsychotherapeutenKammer Rheinland-Pfalz (State Chamber of Psychotherapists in Rhineland-Palatinate)

If you have an urgent medical problem at night, during weekends or on public holidays and need to see a doctor, you will have to consult the medical emergency service (“Ärztlicher Notdienst” or “Ärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst”).

Throughout Germany, the medical emergency is available under the phone number: 116117.

In Koblenz:
Ärztliche Bereitschaftspraxis KoblenzIn cases of urgency
Gemeinschaftsklinikum Mittelrhein Kemperhof Koblenz (Haus 9)
Koblenzer Straße 157 a
56073 Koblenz 

In Landau:
Ärztliche Bereitschaftspraxis Landau  
Vinzentius-Krankenhaus
Cornichonstraße 4
76829 Landau in der Pfalz

It is not possible to make appointments in the medical emergency service. You will have to go there directly and wait patiently for your turn.

 In a life-threatening emergency, if someone is seriously ill or injured and the life is at risk, call 112.

Except from some private clinics, all hospitals are available for sick people in Germany. In general, you need a referral from a doctor, only in emergency cases you will get a treatment in a hospital.

Hospitals in Koblenz:

 

Hospitals in Landau: 

  • Emergency doctor/ambulance/fire service (in cases of extreme Notfallnummer 112
    life-threatening urgency):  Phone: 112

  • Emergency dental service: 

In Koblenz and surroundings: In case of toothache at night, during weekends and on public holidays please call the emergency dental service. Their telephone emergency service indicates the private doctors offering emergency consulting hours in your region. ZahnarztAs the information is in German it is recommended to ask somebody with very good German language skills to call for you. Please call the respective doctor in order to make an appointment. They won’t be in their office on the weekend, if you don’t call them before: Phone: 0180 - 50 40 30 8.

In Landau and surroundings: In case of toothache during weekends and on public holidays please check the following website indicating the private doctors offering emergency consulting hours in your region. Please call the respective doctor in order to make an appointment. They won’t be in their office on the weekend, if you don’t call them before: https://www.zahnnotfall-pfalz.de/

 

  • Paediatric emergency service: 

In Koblenz: The Kemperhof hospital has a paediatric emergency service Krankes Kind
for cases of emergency at night, during weekends and on public holidays. Phone: 0261 499 2610

In Landau: The Vizentius hospital has a paediatric emergency service for cases of emergency at night, during weekends and on public holidays. Phone: 06341 170

 

  • Pharmacy emergency service: If you search in the internet for Apotheke
    “Apothekennotdienst Koblenz” or “Apothekennotdienst Landau”, the pharmacies with emergency service will be indicated. You can also call 0180-5-258825-[City code]. Emergency hours of pharmacies are also indicated on every pharmacy.
  • Poison emergency centre in Rhineland-Palatinate: Phone: 06131 192 40Giftnotruf