Online Health Guide

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    General information about the health system
    General information

    Find out more about how healthcare for asylum seekers is regulated in Germany and which treatment measures are included. This article also shows the difference between medical treatment vouchers and the eHealth card.


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    Initial examination and medical treatment in reception centres
    Initial medical examination and treatment

    Chapter II

    After their arrival in the reception centres, asylum seekers will undergo checks for infectious diseases.


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    Doctor, Hospital, Pharmacy - Who does what in the German health system?
    Who does what?

    Chapter III

    Where to go for medical treatment? What is an emergency and what is the appropriate reaction? Where can you get your medicine?


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    Vaccinations
    Vaccinations

    Chapter IV

    Vaccination provides effective protection from infectious diseases. People who get vaccinated not only protect themselves but also those around them.


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    Medical care for pregnant women
    Pregnancy

    Chapter V

    Medical treatment for pregnant women includes regular examinations, prenatal classes, childbearing and follow-up care.


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    Children and adolescents up to 18 years of age
    Children and adolescents

    Chapter VI

    Different phases of life require that children and adolescents undergo certain examinations. It is vital that you attend all appointments, so that your child can grow up to be healthy.


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    Practical advice to protect against diseases and infections
    Protection from diseases

    Chapter VII

    In reception centres, many people often live in cramped conditions. However, a number of simple measures can prevent infections and the spread of diseases.


Last change: 10. July 2020
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