International Affairs

Healthcare and Emergencies


In Germany, it is quite common to first see a general practitioner called a "Praktischer Arzt" or "Allgemeinmediziner." If needed, they will then give a referral to see a specialist.

This database will help you find doctors by profession ("Fachrichtung"), area ("Stadtbezirk"), zipcode ("Postleitzahl") or language ("Sprache").

Emergency Medical Service

In you are ill and need to see a doctor at night, on the weekend or on a public holiday, you can find the phone numbers for emergency medical services here.

After-hours pharmacy

If you urgently require medicine outside pharmacy opening hours, you can make use of the after-hours pharmacy service. In every district you will find an after-hours pharmacy (called "Nachtapotheke"). To find the next after-hours pharmacy service, check the display window of the local pharmacy. There you will find a sign with the address of the after-hours pharmacy on duty. For further information please use the search here. Please note that if you need a prescription drug, you must consult a doctor.

Emergency numbers

Ambulance and fire department: ph.: 112
Police: ph.: 110


A list of all pharmacies in Berlin can be found on the official website of German pharmacies(The service is only available in German. Type either "Berlin" or, to be more precise, your zipcode in the search bar.)