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German health insurance

A guide to German health insurance

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Health insurance in Germany is mandatory, and conditions apply whether residents must choose state German health insurance or private health insurance. Find health insurance companies in Germany and costs involved.

German healthcare system

The German healthcare system: A guide to healthcare in Germany

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The German healthcare system: a complete guide to accessing healthcare in Germany, including information on health insurance in Germany (private and public), hospitals in Germany, visiting doctors, emergency services and more.

Having a baby in Germany

Having a baby in Germany

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Everything you need to prepare for having a baby in Germany; including prenatal care, childbirth costs, German birth certificates and citizenship, aftercare, maternity leave, child benefits and allowance.

Family insurance

Enrolling in family insurance in Germany

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When choosing health insurance in Germany, you’re often not just choosing for yourself — you’re choosing for the family members that depend on you. [Contributed by Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse]

Find a doctor in Germany

How to find the right doctor in Germany

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Expats have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a doctor in Germany, as the country boasts one of the highest numbers of practising physicians in the European Union.

Understanding individual healthcare services in Germany

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While the healthcare system is quite comprehensive and accessible, there are still medical procedures, tests or other treatments in Germany that are not covered by statutory health insurance providers.

Uncovering the hallmarks of the best health insurance in Germany

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What does being “well-insured” really mean when it comes to obtaining mandatory health insurance in Germany?

Hospitals in Germany

Hospitals in Germany

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If you need to visit a hospital in Germany, this guide explains the German hospital system, requirements and costs for visiting a German hospital, plus a list of the main hospitals in Germany.

German doctors

German doctors: Visiting a doctor or specialist in Germany

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If you need to see a German doctor, this guide explains conditions for seeing a doctor in Germany and how to find a doctor in Germany.

Body parts in German

Body parts in German and English

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Body parts in German: A useful list of English-German words related to the human body for when you visit a doctor in Germany.

Medical terms in German

German dictionary: Medical terms in German

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Feeling a little under the weather? Here's our guide to the most useful German medical terms to help you when you visit the doctor in Germany.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...

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If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International Health Insurance for Expats

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...

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International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

How to find a doctor abroad guide for expats

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats

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How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expath health insurance: Select your health insurance abroad following 5 tips

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance

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Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?



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