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


EU-PATIENTEN.DE is a non-competitive platform for providing information to patients and healthcare providers to answer questions all about cross-border healthcare between Germany and other EU countries.

Treatment in Germany

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

Treatment in another EU country

What possibilities exist to receive treatment in another Member State, in an EEA State or in Switzerland? What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so? What risks does this involve?

Information for health insurance funds

EU-PATIENTEN.DE, the National Contact Point for cross-border healthcare, is a new task within the DVKA. We will tell you who is responsible for what and where you can find more information for your insured persons when treatment is planned to take place in other Member States.

Information for healthcare providers

What rights do patients have who come to Germany from other EU States for treatment? What must be borne in mind if you wish to issue a prescription to such persons, and how are the costs billed?