Health and Safety
The German health insurances
Please note that the health insurance needs to be one of your first steps in Germany since it is a requirement for enrolment.
The German sector is subdivided in public and private health insurances. As a student below 30 years, you can choose between a public and a private health insurance but be aware that this decision is irreversible. If you are older than 30 years, you have to take a private health insurance.
Detailed explanations can be found on the following websites:
German words and phrases related to medical treatment, health care, diseases and injuries can be found here.
Emergency telephone numbers
- Police: call 110
- Ambulance or fire brigade: call 112