Anyone who falls ill at night or during a weekend or gets in distress can rely on a large network of assistance in Germany. For instance, hundreds of pharmacies provide around-the-clock service. Information on how to find these pharmacies and other important numbers and services are contained in the list below.
Emergency Call: 112
Not only in Germany but all over Europe, the phone number for medical emergencies is 112. Emergency calls are free of charge from any (mobile) telephone. If you dial the emergency number 112, it is very important for the rescue team that you describe the accident as precisely as possible. The following questions may help:
• Where did the accident happen?
• What happened?
• How many injured people are there?
• What kind of injuries?
• Who reports the emergency?
Poison Emergency Number
In case of poisoning caused by chemicals, drugs, or parts of plants, there are emergency hotlines in Germany. There is no single number for this service. Every federal state has its own poison information centres that are available around the clock.
Homburg (Saarland) Phone: 06841 19240
Berlin (Berlin and Brandenburg)
Phone: 030 19240
Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Phone: 0228 19240
Erfurt (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia)
Phone: 0361 730730
Phone: 0761 19240
Göttingen (Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein)
Phone: 0551 19240
Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse)
Phone: 06131 19240