When it come to the German healthcare system, there is a lot of information to grasp. You should always get as much information before visiting a doctor. Here is a list of medical websites in Germany to get reputable information!
There are great reputable and sanctioned healthcare sources of information in Germany that you can access online to inform yourself. Below are 12 of the most important medical websites that every Expat in Germany should know.
- 1. IGeL monitor
- 2. kostenfalle-zahn.de
- 3. Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
- 4. DerPrivatPatient.de
- 5. Gesundheitsinformation.de
- 6. weisse-liste.de
- 7. Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss
- 8. Deutsche Krebshilfe
- 9. Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
- 10. Unabhängige Patientenberatung Deutschland (UPD)
- 11. Patienten-Information.de
- 12. faktencheck-gesundheit.de
1. IGeL monitor
The IGeL-Monitor evaluates individual IGeL in a scientifically sound manner in order to enable insured persons to make a well-informed decision for or against an IGeL.
For the assessment, the IGeL monitor team analyzes the current knowledge about the benefits and harms of individual IGeLs and prepares it in a generally understandable manner.
The IGeL monitor thus helps insured persons to be more autonomous and possibly protects them from harm. On the other hand, he generally provides information about the IGeL market and gives tips on how to deal with IGeL.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.igel-monitor.de/
The site provides reliable information and a complaint portal on costs at the dentist.
This website is a great source for reliable, mostly consumer-friendly information, though they do often offer more in-depth research, as well. Indeed, these sites strive to make the massive amounts of government-funded health research accessible and understandable to the public.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.kostenfalle-zahn.de/
3. Bundesministerium für Gesundheit
Information portal of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) on the scope of services of the statutory health insurance companies.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/
Information and service portal of the PKV (Association of Private Health Insurance eV) for private patients.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.derprivatpatient.de/
This website is an information and service portal of the IQWiG (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care), which provides information on diseases, diagnoses and health issues.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.gesundheitsinformation.de/
This is a service portal for patients who are looking for a suitable doctor, hospital and / or nursing service or a diagnostic interpreter.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.weisse-liste.de/
7. Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss
The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) is the highest decision-making body of the joint self-government of physicians, dentists, hospitals and health insurance funds in Germany. In principle, it specifies which services in medical care are reimbursed by the GKV.
It provides guidance for insured persons and patients on various early diagnosis and preventive examinations.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.g-ba.de/
8. Deutsche Krebshilfe
This is a service portal of the German Cancer Aid eV, which provides free advice on various types of cancer, their early detection, diagnosis, therapy and aftercare.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.krebshilfe.de/
9. Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
This is an information portal of the German Cancer Research Center, which informs and advises patients, relatives, interested parties and specialist groups on all aspects of cancer.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.krebsinformationsdienst.de/
10. Unabhängige Patientenberatung Deutschland (UPD)
UPD is a non-profit organization that provides independent advice for patients on legal and medical issues and acts on behalf of the law (Section 65b of the Social Code, Book Five). This is to provide consumers and patients with quality-assured and free information and advice on health and health law issues. The aim is to strengthen patient orientation in the healthcare system and to identify problem areas in the healthcare system.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.patientenberatung.de/de
Patient-Information.de is a joint portal of the German Medical Association and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians . The Medical Center for Quality in Medicine (ÄZQ) is responsible for maintaining the website.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://www.patienten-information.de/
Bertelsmannstiftung’s service portal with decision-making aids to better assess the benefits and risks of medical treatments. It provides data and facts on the health system so that patients can make well-informed decisions.
MEDICAL WEBSITE: https://faktencheck-gesundheit.de