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South Africans in Germany

Our health pages at a glance

Ask a Pharmacist

A qualified pharmacist offered to assist in trying to answer questions regarding substitute suggestions for South African pharmaceutical products.Very important –  always refer to your doctor or pharmacist before taking medicationThe Admin team of this website are not medical professionals

Emergency Contacts

The following numbers can be dialled in an emergency, either from a landline or mobile phone. 112The national emergency number. This can be used for any medical or fire/smoke/explosives emergency. It can also be dialled when someone is trapped or

Health product substitutes

We are not medical professionals and cannot give any medical advice.   We do however have contact with a qualified Pharmacist who offered to answer questions you might have about substitutes for South African health products. We cannot give any information

Mental health support

Moving is a very stressful life event, and moving to a new country is even more so. You leave the familiarity and your support systems behind. Even though it is also a very exciting event, with a lot of distractions,

Visiting a doctor

When I first came to Germany, I was fortunate to still frequently travel back to SA, so I did all my check-ups there and tried to avoid going to a German doctor. But then I hurt my back and had

Visiting a Doctor – Phrases

here are some basic phrases and terms to help you on your next general doctor’s visit.  Making an appointment A typical conversation to make an appointment will be as follows: Hallo, my name is Mrs xxx, and I would like

Women’s Health

Contraception Contraception is available at pharmacies, but you will need a prescription from your gynaecologist for birth control pills, IUD’s and diaphragms. Emergency contraception is also available at pharmacies and you do not need a prescription for that.Public Insurance (GVK)  does