Depending on the severity of your emergency situation, Germany offers several options for you.
How to handle a medical emergency situation
If you have a serious medical emergency (such as a heart attack, or you cut yourself seriously), dial 112 for an ambulance. They will take you to the nearest hospital’s emergency department.
Non working hours
If you are in need of medical support in the non working hours (e.g. if you are sick, but not in need of an ambulance and it's 2 in the midnight),
Call your house doctor or GP at first. They usually have the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) set up to answer such calls to give the contact details of the doctor on call.
You can dial 116 117 for a non-emergency doctor. The helpline is available 24 / 7 including public holidays.
Alternatively visit https://www.116117.de/ to find a local surgeon who offers emergency services.
Apotheke (pharmacy) in the out of service hours
If you urgently need any medicines or need a prescription, find an emergency pharmacy by calling 0800 002 28 33 from a landline or 22 8 33 from a mobile.
On your way to Germany
You can find all the information you need about living and working in Germany at www.expatova.com.
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