Your health is first priority. Get introduced to Germany's public health system as well as hospitals, doctors and pharmacies in Hamburg.
Hamburg has over 35 hospitals and specialist facilities offering round-the-clock medical care. Find out which hospital is closest to you.
Doctors treat people with acute illnesses and provide precautionary examinations and vaccinations if necessary.
Do you need medication, such as headache or cold medicines? In Germany, medicaments are sold almost exclusively by pharmacies.
Need an ambulance, the police or have you lost your passport? We've gathered the hotlines you may need in case of emergency.
Your social security number is used for personal identification in the social security system. Get to know more about receiving your personal number.
The German social system includes health, long-term care, pension, unemployment and accident insurance. Find out how you can be insured.
International students must have adequate health insurance coverage to enrol at a German college or university and to obtain a residence permit.