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Welcome to Germany

Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

What do I require when travelling to Germany? Where can I learn German? How can I find accommodation and work? Will my school-leaving certificate or training be recognised? Find answers to these and other questions in this brochure.

Health guide for asylum seekers in Germany

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

This guide informs asylum seekers about medical care in Germany and provides practical advice on how to avoid sickness and infection.

My Health Booklet

Bild und Sprache e.V.

The health booklet contains materials to advise asylum seekers on topics such as vaccination and hygiene and should simplify healthcare for asylum seekers.

How to Get Medicines in Germany?

Aponet.de

This handout explains where to seek assistance in case of sickness and where you can obtain medicines.

Medication in Germany

Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände

Where can I get medicine and how much does it cost? What do "prescription-only" and "pharmacy-only" mean? Answers to these and other questions can be found here.

In Case of Emergency: Overview of Important Phone Numbers

Aponet.de

If you get sick or find yourself in an emergency situation at night or on a weekend, you have a large network of support services available in Germany. You can find an overview of the most important numbers and services here.

 

 

General Questionnaire

Landesärztekammer Rheinland-Pfalz

For you to get the best-possible treatment, your physician will need to know more about your patient history. This is usually recorded during a conversation (medical history). This questionnaire should help you record the most important details.

I have a pain here …

Apotheken-Umschau

How do I say that I'm in pain in German? For instance, if I injured myself or am sick. This picture dictionary will help you describe your symptoms.

Become an organ sponsor

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Brochure with brief information on the most important questions about organ donation.

Live healthy – stay healthy

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

How can you help your children attain a healthy start in life? What does the early detection of breast cancer mean for women? How can you remain healthy in old age and self-reliant for as long as possible? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in this brochure.

Sexuality, your health and you

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This bilingual brochure describes in simple language, and using images, how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

HIV Facts and Myths

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This brochure provides information about the transmission of HIV infection and offers suggestions on protection from AIDS.

Attention! Mushroom poisoning!

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

In Germany, there are many types of poisonous mushroom that closely resemble edible mushrooms found in other parts of the world. This brochure offers useful pointers on picking mushrooms.

Hygiene in Everyday Life

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This flyer offers advice on how to pay better attention to hygiene in your daily life. It includes information on dental care, washing hands, hair and body care, kitchen hygiene and mould prevention.

Healthy Nutrition in Germany

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This flyer provides suggestions for a healthy and balanced diet.

Do not shake babies!

TK-Landesvertretung Thüringen

This flyer warns against the dangers of shaking babies and toddlers. Find out what to do if your baby does not stop crying and where to get more information.

10 opportunities for your child

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This brochure provides you with an overview of the U1 to U9 screening tests for young children. It describes why these tests are important for your child's health.

Tips for hygiene: The easy way to stay healthy

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Find out how to lower the risk of infection by illnesses such as common colds, flu or gastroenteritis using simple hygiene measures.

Short. Brief. Info for parents

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

The leaflet “Vaccinations” provides information on the latest vaccination recommendations for children and sums up in a succinct manner what parents should know about this topic. For instance, it explains why conditions known as children’s diseases are by no means harmless or why parents, grandparents and other close contact persons really need to check and top up their own vaccination protection.

Information on Breastfeeding for Expectant Mothers

Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

This leaflet (to be added as an insert in the maternity record) explains why breastfeeding is important for mother and child and where you can get support if you have questions or problems.

Recommendations for breastfeeding in infancy

Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

This leaflet (to be added as an insert in the child's medical check-up record) gives you information and tips on breastfeeding and tells you who to contact in case of questions or problems.

Head lice … what should be done?

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

If the skin on your head is particularly itchy, it could be because of head lice. Here you will find everything you need to know about head lice, how they are spread and what is important for successful treatment.

Protective Vaccination

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

This guide explains the importance of vaccination, as well as the modes of transmission and the dangers of infectious diseases. It provides an overview of the risks and possible side effects of vaccination.

Vaccination schedule

Robert Koch-Institut

The vaccination calendar for babies, children, adolescents and adults is part of the recommendations by the German Standing Committee on Vaccinations (STIKO). This table provides an overview of diseases for which vaccinations are recommended and when it is best to have them done.

Vaccinations: Protecting your child against infectious diseases

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This flyer provides the most important information about vaccinations for children and adolescents, such as how vaccines work and which costs are reimbursed by the statutory health insurance (GKV).

Measles – Mumps - Rubella

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Here you will find information about vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella for children and adolescents.

Annual vaccination for people over 60

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This brochure explains why vaccination against the common cold is important for people over 60, how to identify influenza and what you need to remember if you do get sick.

Yearly vaccinations for people with chronic illnesses

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

Here, people with chronic diseases can find out everything about influenza, flu vaccinations and how to protect yourself from infection.

Vaccination during pregnancy protects both mother and unborn child

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This brochure describes why vaccination against seasonal flu is particularly important for expectant mothers and provides information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for mother and child.

Flyer „Hepatitis B“

Landeshauptstadt München

This flyer contains various types of information about hepatitis B. Find out who is particularly at risk, how best to protect yourself against infection and where you can get tested anonymously.

Information about Mammography Screening

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss

Women in Germany, between the ages of 50 and 69, can participate in a special programme for early detection of breast cancer. This brochure tells you everything you need to know about the mammography screening programme.

Attending or waiving the information consultation

Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mammographie

This flyer contains information about the medical counselling session prior to a mammography screening for early detection of breast cancer.

Motherpass

Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss

All the information on preventive check-ups, the course of the pregnancy and the child's development during the pregnancy are documented in the maternity record. Expectant mothers should therefore carry the maternity record with them at all times.

Maternal Health

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

This brochure provides information about physical health during and after pregnancy, about the system of prenatal care in Germany and the protection of pregnant women at the workplace.

Depression – Guide for family members

Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung

This information is aimed at family members of people who suffer from depression. It provides tips and suggestions on how to handle this type of situation.

Psychotherapy Guide

Betriebskrankenkassen Landesverband Bayern

The psychotherapy guide gives you information about the most important questions that arise when starting psychotherapy.

Trauma induced disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

This guide answers your questions on how mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), develop following traumatic experiences and how these can then be treated.

How can I help my traumatised child?

Bundespsychotherapeutenkammer

This guide is aimed at the parents of refugee children who have had to endure war and violence or other traumatic experiences in their home country or while fleeing. It tells you how to assist your child in processing traumatic experiences and where to get professional support.

Mental Health

Refugium Flucht und Gesundheit

This flyer helps refugees, family members and friends identify mental illnesses. It provides information on how to maintain or regain mental health.

How does Asthma affect you?

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This information leaflet provides an overview of asthma. Find out what triggers asthma, what treatment options are available and how to prevent lung infection.

Diabetes

Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. Hannover

The metabolic disease diabetes mellitus (commonly known as diabetes) is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in Germany. Find out how to avoid disease through healthy diet and sufficient exercise.

Treatment of type 2 diabetes

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

What symptoms help me identify type 2 diabetes? What are the consequences of this disease and how can it be treated? Find out how a healthy diet and sensible lifestyle can enable you to live with diabetes, even without the need for medication.

Heart failure

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Your doctor has diagnosed a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD). This is a serious condition that persists throughout a lifetime. If specific treatment is administered, you can however achieve a state which is comparable to that of a healthy individual.

Coronary heart disease – What is that?

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Chronic coronary heart disease is a serious illness. Here you can find information on how the disease develops, treatment options and preventive measures.

Coronary heart disease – What to do in an emergency

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

You have a chronic coronary heart disease (CCHD and know that this condition has to be taken seriously. This information explains how to recognise dangerous situations and how best to react in the event of an emergency.

Sudden back pain – What can I do?

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

What would help someone suffering from lower back pain and what might be the cause? This flyer provides information on how to deal with sudden back pain, treatment options and preventive measures.

Chronic Back Pain

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

This handout gives people with chronic (lower) back pain an overview of potential treatment options and includes tips on what you can do for a healthy back.

Tuberculosis

Ärztliches Zentrum für Qualität in der Medizin (ÄZQ)

Here you can find information on tuberculosis, one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. Find out what symptoms can occur, which treatment options are available and what you need to consider during treatment.

Information on care needs assessment

Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung

Where does the long-term care assessment take place? How is this assessment carried out and what happens if you disagree with the long-term care insurance fund's decision? Find answers to your questions about the long-term care assessment by the Health Insurance Medical Service (Medizinische Dienst der Krankenkassen) here.

In need of care. What now?

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

Informations about dementia

Netzwerk Demenz

There are various types of dementia, such as Alzheimer's, vascular dementia or Parkinson's disease. Here you will find information about the clinical symptoms of dementia and how to deal with those affected.

Care-Tips – Palliative Care

Deutsche Palliativ Stiftung

Here you will find information about caring for people suffering from an incurable disease. This brochure will assist you in dealing with terminal patients and bereavement.

An offer to all who would like to help someone close to them

Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen e.V.

This brochure is aimed at family members of people at risk of or suffering from addiction. It describes the different types of addiction, the effects of narcotic drugs and where to get help to handle relatives or friends suffering from addiction.

Smoke-free cars

Geschäftsstelle der Drogenbeauftragten der Bundesregierung

Gambling all you´ve got?

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This brochure provides information about the risks, specific dangers and the legal aspects of sports betting.

Gambling all you´ve got?

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung

This flyer aims to inform above all young people about sports betting online or in betting shops, and sensitises them toward its risks.

When gambling becomes a problem… Information for persons with a migration background

Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen e.V.

Are you fascinated by slot machines or sports gambling, but are finding it increasingly difficult to control your behaviour? Here you can find information about gambling addiction, measure your own gambling behaviour using a self-test and find out where to get help.

When gambling becomes a problem... Information for the partners and relatives of gamblers with a migration background

Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen e.V.

You are worried about the gambling behaviour of somebody close to you? In Germany, gambling addiction is recognised as a disease. Here you can find information about this disease and where to find help.