Medical Care & Safety

Do I need a German health insurance?

If you live in Germany, you have to take out health insurance – it is mandatory to have health insurance in Germany – either with a public or with a private health insurance company.
You can either get German health insurance or, if you are completely insured in your home country, you can have a German health insurance company confirm that you are exempt from German health insurance.

Are there English-speaking doctors?

Under the following link you have a search option for doctors with foreign language skills.

What are emergency telephone numbers in Germany that I should know about?

The emergency service and the fire department can be called under the telephone number 112. To contact the police, you need to call 110.

Is there a pharmacy emergency service for Sundays and public holidays?

Yes, under the following link you will find pharmacy service in case of an emergency. You get an overview of the open pharmacies by entering the date and the post code.

What hospitals are located in Aachen and where can I find them?

Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
Pauwelsstraße 30
52074 Aachen
Tel.: 0241 80-0 oder 80-8444

Marienhospital Aachen
Zeise 4
52066 Aachen
Tel.: 0241 6006-0

Luisenhospital Aachen
Boxgraben 99
52064 Aachen
Tel.: 0241 414-0