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Health guide for immigrants in Saxony
Health insurance and medical services
Medical services covered by the compulsory health insurance
In Germany each person has a right and a duty to acquire a mandatory health insurance. With a mandatory health insurance, a person receives a chip card that allows him/her to visit a doctor. If you need medication from the pharmacy, you have to pay a certain proportion yourself, depending on your health plan. The rest will be paid by your health insurance company. You will find a more detailed information on the mandatory health insurance in Chapter 2 of the Health Guide linked above.
In case of serious emergencies, hospitals and doctors are obliged to treat a patient immediately without waiting for the health insurance certificate.
Asylum seekers residing for a period of over 18 months will generally receive a right to acquire a mandatory health insurance with a personal chip card. The electronic health card for asylum seekers can no longer be used then. The chip card for the mandatory health insurance differs from the electronic health card for asylum seekers and thus requires a new application. With the new chip card asylum seekers have a regular health insurance cover (further information on this topic can be found in section Medical Care with Mandatory Health Insurance („Medizinische Versorgung in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung“).
Possibilities for treatment / points of contact
For receiving the medication that has been prescribed by a doctor or other health care professional, please turn to a pharmacy. Depending on your valid health insurance, you may have to pay for the medication in a certain extent. In many pharmacies the personnel speaks English in addition to German. Some may also be able to speak Russian, Spanish or French. Using an Internet search engine enter search words “Apotheke Dresden [your language of interest] to find a pharmacy best suited for you language needs.
Healthconsultation at the association of foreigners e. V.
Consultation mediaton in health-related questions:
– orientation in the german healtsystem
– children’s-, women’s- and men’s
– preventive healthcare
at the Johannstädter cultural meeting Point (Johannstädter Kulturtreff)
Elisenstraße 35, 01307 Dresden-Johannstadt
Monday 10 am – 12 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 12 am
Thursday 10 am – 12 am
Language and cultural mediation
Special needs for treatment
Asylum seekers generally have no right for dental care. However exceptions are made in case of severe pain or if there is an actual threat of permanent damage. In either case a medical certificate from the Social Security Office (Sozialamt) is required.
More information on dental care, including addresses of places that offer help and care in these matters, have been brought out in Chapter 6 of the Health Guide.
Information on HIV and AIDS is also available in Chapter 5 of the Health Guide, which also lists contact information of various institutions offering relevant help.
Health Counselling Specially for Women and for Men
Health care related brochures