Health and Migration
List of practising physicians and psychotherapist with knowledge of foreign languages
5th edition 2014
For migrants who require a physician or psychotherapist in Leipzig to whom they can talk in their own language, there is a list of practising physicians, psychotherapists, midwives and speech therapists who speak at least one other language besides German.
In addition, this list includes
- an overview of the advisory services of the public health department and
- addresses of advisory centres (addiction counselling, family and education counselling) with staff with knowledge of foreign languages or where an interpreter can be obtained.
The list of physicians is available free of charge
- at the public health department
- at the department for migration and integration and
- at advisory and contact centres for migrants.
Health guide for migrants in the Free State of Saxony
You will find information about the health guide for migrants in the Free State of Saxony on the website of the State of Saxony. It was published in December 2012 in German, English, French, Russian and Vietnamese.
Health guide for migrants in Leipzig
The health guide addresses the topic of health care and prevention in Arabic, German, English, French, Polish, Russian and Vietnamese.
It contains the following information:
- City of Leipzig public health service
- health insurance
- medical care under the Social Code XII and Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act
- medical care by general practitioners and dentists
- hospital care
- preventive medical check-ups
There are also chapters on AIDS and HIV, help for addicts, help for violence against women and girls and psychotherapy.
A list of addresses contains the major emergency numbers and the addresses and telephone numbers of health services, hospitals, emergency services and advisory centres in the City of Leipzig.
Medical treatment for people without certified resident status
In a new brochure (PDF 0.9 MB, in German), the Saxon Medical Board provides physicians with information about the legal position for medical treatment of people without certified resident status. The 12-page brochure also contains information about possible reimbursement of costs and addresses of Saxon advisory services on this subject.
"My child is disabled" parents' guide
The "My child is disabled - this help is available" guide has been published in
- German-Turkish (Çocuğum engelli – bu yardımlar var)
- German-Vietnamese (Con tôi có khuyết tật – những trợ giúp hiện có)
The publisher is the German Association for the Physically and Multiply Disabled [Bundesverband für körper- und mehrfachbehinderte Menschen e.V.].
Counselling on health issues in Russian and Turkish
The Independent Patient Counselling in Germany [Unabhängige Patientenberatung Deutschland] (UPD) has set up a free counselling service in Russian and Turkish on
- health issues
- legal issues connected with the health system
- psycho-social issues.
Topics of counselling can be, for example:
- What possible treatments are there?
- Will my health insurance pay?
- How can I find a suitable self-help programme?
Nationwide counselling telephone:
German: 0800 0 11 77 22
Turkish: 0800 0 11 77 23 (Ücretsiz Türkçe Danışma Hattı)
Russian: 0800 0 11 77 24 (Телефонные консультации на русском языке)
The Independent Patient Counselling in Germany [Unabhängige Patientenberatung Deutschland] (UPD) is an association of independent counselling offices. The partners in the UPD are the Sozialverband VdK Deutschland e. V., the Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e. V. and the Verbund unabhängige Patientenberatung e. V.