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.
Medical screenings for children are voluntary but necessary. Learn the most important things in this article.
Find out if and when you are entitled to receive pension payments.
Find out if you may be in compulsory pension insurance.
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.
If you need immediate or long-term counseling, support or therapy, you can find contacts in Hamburg or nationwide hotlines here.
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.
How the system works in Germany - from health insurance to doctor's appointments to long-term care insurance - is laid out here. The brochure is available for download in different languages.