Online Health Guide © © Copyright Photo: VisualField/iStockphoto 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. © © Copyright Photo: lenetstan/Shutterstock 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. © © Copyright Photo: k_rahn/Fotolia 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? © © Copyright Photo: Kunertus/Shutterstock Vaccinations Vaccinations Chapter IV Vaccination provides effective protection from infectious diseases. People who get vaccinated not only protect themselves but also those around them. © © Copyright Photo: Halfpoint/Shutterstock Medical care for pregnant women Pregnancy Chapter V Medical treatment for pregnant women includes regular examinations, prenatal classes, childbearing and follow-up care. © © Copyright Photo: Diego Cervo/shutterstock 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. 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.