Medical Emergencies

Please call 112 to get help in the case of a potentially life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention.

For less severe cases of illness or injury that you may need a doctor for during the night, on weekday evenings, or at any time on weekends or public holidays, you must call the doctor on standby duty (Ärztlicher Bereitschafsdienst).

In all of Germany, the doctor on standby can be reached at 116 117.

When you call this standby emergency doctor service, the on-duty doctor will ask you questions to help him/her assess your illness or injury. Based on the answers you give, the standby doctor will then decide whether you should see your general practitioner the next day, whether a doctor should visit you at home, or whether you should go to the emergency doctor’s surgery or to the hospital emergency room.
Please only call this standby emergency doctor service when it is absolutely necessary or if you are really in doubt as to how sick you or your child might be.

Hospitals in Saarbrücken und Kaiserslautern

Caritas Klinikum St. TheresiaRheinstraße 2, 66113 Saarbrücken. Tel.: 0681 406-0
Klinikum WinterbergWinterberg 1, 66119 Saarbrücken. Tel.: 0681 963-0
Knappschaftsklinikum SaarAn der Klinik 10, 66280 Sulzbach. Tel.: 06897 / 574-0
Lutrina Klinik Karl-Marx-Str. 33, 67655 Kaiserslautern. Tel: 0631 / 36 35 0
Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes Kirrberger Straße, 66421 Homburg. Tel.: 06841 - 16 - 0
Westpfalz-Klinikum KaiserslauternHellmut-Hartert-Straße 1, 67655 Kaiserslautern. Tel.: 0631 203-0

Drugstores and Pharmacies

In Germany, only vitamins, condoms, plasters and some dietary supplements are sold in drugstores (German: Drogeriemarkt). “Real” medicine (including painkillers) has to be bought at a pharmacy (German: Apotheke). Names of drugstores are e.g. dm and Rossmann. Drugstores can be found everywhere in the city, as well as in major department stores.

Psychological counseling at the university

Both Saarland University and RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau offer psychological counseling services:

Psychologisch-Psychotherapeutische Beratungsstelle (PPB) der Universität des Saarlandes
Building B6.2
Tel.: 0681 302-2515

Psychological counseling Centre at RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
Building 30 (Mensa)
Tel.: 0631 205-2183 or 0631 205-4819

English speaking doctors

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