Unexpected illnesses and injuries can occur when traveling or living abroad. Seeking medical care in a foreign country can seem intimidating, but Germany has an excellent medical care system that includes many English-speaking hospitals. In Germany, you can receive the care you need even if you are not from Germany and do not speak German.
Should you experience a serious illness in Germany and still have symptoms when it’s time to travel home, it’s best to avoid traveling via commercial flights because you could spread germs to others. Similarly, you should avoid commercial flights if you are recovering from a serious injury or surgery because you will need special care. Booking a medical evacuation can help you get home safely with qualified medical professionals to provide care along the way.
Medical Care in Germany
With almost 2,000 hospitals, Germany provides private, public and voluntary/nonprofit medical care to people throughout the country. Many German hospitals are both German- and English-speaking to accommodate international patients.
As an international traveler, you may notice that German hospitals differ from your home country’s hospitals when it comes to a few cultural aspects. Still, Germany has one of the highest-ranking medical systems in the world. Therefore, you can expect responsive, quality care if you find yourself in need of a hospital visit when you’re in Germany.
Health Insurance for International Patients
Germany requires expatriates to have health insurance while they stay in the country. Most hospitals will accept both private or public insurance, but some smaller hospitals only accept private insurance.
Those traveling in Germany who need medical care should consult with their travel insurance company to determine costs. Many German hospitals will require immediate payment regardless of whether you have health coverage. Any travelers who do not have a travel health plan will need to pay for their care out of pocket.
If you need specialized care from a hospital, you will need to obtain a referral from a doctor and present your referral slip, passport and insurance card at your hospital appointment.
To find an international health insurance firm that operates in Germany, consider the following companies:
- Cigna Global
- Globality Health
- Allianz Care
International Hospitals in Germany
There are plenty of English-speaking hospitals in Germany and international hospitals that provide interpreters if needed. Should you become ill or injured while traveling in Germany, you can visit English hospitals in Germany to receive care from nurses and doctors who speak fluent English and provide medical reports in English.
Helios hospitals take care of patients in their own language, and they strive to provide top-of-the-line medical care. Helios provides quality services and comfortable accommodations to ensure patients receive the best care possible. This hospital branch constantly renews equipment and tailors treatment to each patient’s needs to prioritize their quality of life and provide state-of-the-art care.
Helios doctors closely collaborate with colleagues and regularly continue their education to maintain their expertise. Are you searching for an English-speaking hospital in Berlin? Helios offers two hospitals in Berlin, Germany, and several hospitals in the following locations throughout Germany:
- Bad Saarow
- Bad Schwartau
2. Heidelburg University Hospital
Heidelburg University Hospital features world-renowned medical professionals and many experts in various fields. The staff of leading experts treats severe and rare illnesses. Heidelburg University Hospital doctors conduct research to develop new methods to provide up-to-date treatments.
Heidelburg University Hospital provides English-speaking nurses and medical reports in English for international patients. All doctors at the hospital speak fluent English, and the staff provides friendly service.
3. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf provides an international office to treat patients from other countries. English-speaking case managers support patients by helping them make appointments, obtain English medical reports and inquire about treatments. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is a leader in medical treatment and research as one of the largest and most modern European hospitals.
4. University Hospital in Tübingen
University Hospital in Tübingen offers services in German or English for international patients and provides interpreters for other languages. The hospital staff prioritize patient care, research and teaching to provide quality services and treatment. This hospital offers a wide range of treatments and emergency services.
5. University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein
The University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein offers services for international patients and accommodates several languages including English. All nursing staff, doctors and therapists at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein strive to provide the highest level of care and treatments. From rehabilitation to emergency services, they provide a wide range of quality medical care.
6. Technical University Munich Hospital
If you are looking for English-speaking hospitals in Munich, the hospital at Technical University Munich can help. Known as the Rechts der Isar Hospital, as it’s located to the right of the Isar River, it accepts patients from all over the world and provides first-rate medical care. As a university hospital, it offers state-of-the-art research and advancements in medicine.
Contact REVA for International Medical Evacuation
If you travel to Germany and become ill or injured, you can receive medical care at quality English-speaking hospitals in the country. When you need to travel home but still have symptoms or need special care, it’s best to avoid traveling on a commercial flight.
REVA will provide international medical evacuation to transport you back home, take you to another specialist or get you to a different hospital safely. Our medical teams and pilots exceed training requirements to keep passengers safe and provide them with quality care. We are available 24 hours a day and coordinate all travel aspects, from travel and clinical documentation to ground transportation.
We will safely take you from bedside-to-bedside while the industry’s best-trained medical team provides top-grade care. Contact REVA to schedule a flight home for yourself, a family member or your travel clients. We will send a qualified team that can provide necessary medical care during transportation for the safest trip possible.