Learn how the German health care and social security systems work, and find out how to choose a health care provider.
The German social system includes health, long-term care, pension, unemployment and accident insurance.
Your social security number is used for personal identification in the social security system. Learn more.
In order to enrol at a German university or to obtain a residence permit, people must have adequate health insurance coverage.
International students must have adequate health insurance coverage to enroll at a German university and obtain a residence permit.
Need an ambulance or the police? Have you lost your passport? We've gathered the hotlines you may need in case of emergency.
Doctors treat patients with acute illnesses and provide preventative examinations and medicine, including vaccines.
Do you need medication, cold medicine or something for a headache? In Germany, such items are found at pharmacies.
Hamburg has over 35 hospitals and specialist facilities offering round-the-clock medical care. Find out which hospital is closest to you.
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