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Hospital stay

Germany has public hospitals, private clinics and charitable hospitals run by church relief organisations; many larger cities have university hospitals as well. As a rule, your general practitioner will arrange to have you admitted to hospital; only in an emergency should you go there directly. Your health insurance will normally cover the costs of your hospital stay. Since hospitalisation can be very expensive, however, it is a good idea to determine in advance whether all of your treatment costs are covered.

Information on the internet

National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds

An overview of all statutory health insurances (German)
 

Federal Government

Nationally valid number for reaching an on-call physician (German)
 

EURES

Information about the German healthcare system (i.a. German, English, Spanish, French)

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