Working in Germany: the official website
for qualified professionals

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)


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

    Load more links

    Federal Ministry of Health

    Helpline for questions on the healthcare system(German)

    The Electronic Health Card (German, English)

    Kassenzahnärztliche Bundesvereinigung

    Searching for a dentist in Germany(German)


    Send us your questions about living and working in Germany in German or English. We will answer as soon as we can.

    Write email


    You can get personal advice in German and English over our hotline. We look forward to your call!

    To the Hotline


    Here you'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about living and working in Germany, as well as about our Web site and partners.

    Read FAQs


    In our chat you can put your questions to our specialists in German or English, rapidly and without prior login.

    To the chat


    Schicken Sie uns Ihre Fragen zum Arbeiten und Leben in Deutschland auf Deutsch oder Englisch. Wir antworten Ihnen so schnell wie möglich.

    E-Mail schreiben


    Über unsere Hotline erhalten Sie am Telefon eine persönliche Beratung auf Deutsch und Englisch. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Anruf.

    Zur Hotline


    Hier finden Sie Antworten auf die häufigsten Fragen zum Leben und Arbeiten in Deutschland sowie zu unserer Webseite und unseren Kooperationspartnern.

    FAQ lesen


    In unserem Chat können Sie Ihre Fragen auf Deutsch oder Englisch direkt an unsere Fachleute stellen, schnell und ohne Anmeldung.

    Zum Chat


    This website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the website, you agree to our use of cookies.