The German Healthcare System is often
credited as being the reason behind a
country whose life expectancy averages at
about 80 years old of age.
It is in fact one of the oldest in
the world and it could be traced back to the
late 19th century.
The country has made it legislation for all
residents to be covered by medical insurance
-- which could be acquired from either the
public or private sector.
The German public healthcare system (or the
statutory) is not a government run program
but it oversees the government policies and
The system itself is partially funded
by taxpayers money. Due to the escalating
health care costs, a corresponding increase
in insurance premium is anticipated.
Doctors (regardless of they work for the
public or private sector) are not considered
as government employees. General
practitioners and specialists are
The wait lines at the hospitals as
well as waiting times for medical
appointments are deemed to be acceptable,
and they are comparable to the standards set
by the United States.
The German public healthcare system places
an upper limit to the number of medical
consultations on a quarterly basis, which
directly imposes a limit on doctors’
It is a common practice in this country for
doctors to travel to patients' homes (for
those who cannot make it to the hospitals on
their own due to their health conditions).
Patients are not required to consult
with a general practitioner before making an
appointment with a specialist.
The two prominent aspects of the healthcare
provision in Germany are early treatment and
When a patient is suspected to be at
risk of contracting certain medical disease,
he or she will be provided with all
necessary medical information to help
stabilize or even eradicate likely factors
that could lead to more acute condition.
For instance, when an abnormal or
sudden weight increase would prompt a doctor
to dispense advises on healthy diet so as to
minimize the risk of obesity or even heart
related diseases such as cardiac arrest.
Patients can also arrange for longer-term
care at home.
This is obviously the most convenient
option in case their situations warrant it.
It is recommended that you find a good
healthcare provider which offers
comprehensive cover in order to shield
yourself from any medical associated costs
with your stay in Germany.
You can discuss with our highly
experienced staff on your needs for
hospitalization, outpatient, maternity or
We will provide you with necessary
and accurate information to help you make
your decision on the most appropriate
healthcare cover yourself and your family.