Health and Migration
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Multilingual health services in Leipzig
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
- English-German - My child is disabled–an overview of available help (PDF 2,01 MB)
- German-Turkish - Çocuğum engelli – bu yardımlar var - PDF 1,45 MB
- German-Arabic PDF 2,7 MB
- Russian - Мой ребенок—инвалид. Какие виды помощи существуют (PDF 1,14 MB)
- German-Vietnamese - Con tôi có khuyết tật – những trợ giúp hiện có (PDF 1 MB)
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.