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 not cover contraception costs
Public insurance GVK, covers all maternity costs, but some private insurers only offer it as an additional cost, so make sure you know what is covered by your plan.
See our section on Having a baby and Maternity terminology
Public Insurance (GVK) covers annual screenings for cervical cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. You usually will need a referral (die Überweisung) form your GP, unless you are over 50, then you will get an invitation every 2 years for a Mammogram
Finding a Doctor
Finding a doctor can be a challenge especially if you are looking for an English-speaking doctor.
The following websites can help in your search
- Med kolleg
- Doctolib – can also book your appointment here
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Resources on the web
- Federal Ministry of Health
- The Federal Joint Committee – decision making body of the joint self-government of physicians, dentists, hospitals and health insurance funds in Germany
Parental allowance in Germany (Elterngeld)
As new parents, both you and your partner are entitled to Germany’s generous parental allowance. If you or your partner has recently had a child,
Having a baby in Germany
Thinking of starting or expanding your family in Germany? Luckily the standard of German healthcare is very high and Germany has great maternity and paternity
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
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
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