National Contact Point for cross-border healthcare
National Contact Point for cross-border healthcare

Treatment in Germany

You have health insurance in another Member State and would like to undergo treatment in Germany?

We would like to start in this chapter by providing you with an overview of the German health insurance system and of the quality and safety regulations that are relevant when undergoing treatment in Germany. You will also learn what rules apply when it comes to protecting your data in Germany. You can select from the search engine links that we have provided if you are looking for a specific type of healthcare provider (doctor, dentist, hospital, speech therapist, etc.).

You will find information regarding barrier-free access to hospitals by following the link in the document and link box at the end of this page.

Your specific rights to treatment in Germany differ depending on whether

Please read our information at “Pregnancy/maternity” on treatment related to pregnancy and maternity.

If the healthcare provider prescribes you a medicinal product, remedy or medical aid and you would like to present this prescription in your home country, you will find more information by following the link in the document and link box at the end of this page.

We have also put information together for you in case you would like to inspect your medical record at the end of your treatment or need a copy of it, or if you need information about what you should do if you suspect medical malpractice.

Documents and Links

The accessibility of hospitals for persons with disabilities If you would like to know before you undergo hospital treatment in Germany whether both the equipment and the manner of construction and organisation of the hospital which you have selected will help you to cope with the daily routine in the hospital and ensure that you receive smooth medical treatment, you will find information on this below. How do I present prescriptions that have been issued to me in Germany? If your doctor or dentist in Germany has issued you with prescriptions, you can present them directly in Germany or in the country in which you live. A few things need to be borne in mind here, however.

Regional sources of information

You are living in a border region and you are searching for further regional information sources. Click here for an overview of institutions that could be helpful.

National information media

You will find more national information available here if you want to find out what treatment is available for specific diseases, or if you need further information on the topic of health.


Information on treatment in Germany at a glance