If you urgently need a doctor during the night, during the weekends, or on public holidays, the emergency medical services will assist you. You can find the addresses of the doctors on call in the daily newspaper under the heading “Emergency Medical Service” / Ärztlicher Notdienst or Ärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst. For any medical emergency call 112 for 24-hour service. Alternatively, you can call a doctor; the answering machine will inform you which doctors are currently on call.
! EMERGENCY NUMBERS !
- Police: 110
- Fire brigade & Emergency: 112
- Hospital Kaiserslautern: 0631 - 203 - 1240
Pharmacy: Under the heading Apotheken-Notdienst you can find out where you can get medicines in an emergency outside of normal opening hours. There is at least one pharmacy which is open 24 hours a day. The name of this pharmacy is on a list that can be found on the door of every pharmacy. This list changes every week.
Ambulance: In case of accidents or sudden illness where a patient cannot be transported by car, you should call the emergency number 112 for an ambulance. If you are on a highway or a major road, follow the arrows on the white kilometer markers or posts to the next emergency call box.
Hospital / Krankenhaus
Phone: 0631 203-0
During the weekdays, you can go to the hospital beyond the normal working hours, i.e., from 7:00 in the evenings – till 8:00 in the mornings in case of an emergency or severe injuries.
You will have to pay a practice / surgery charge of EUR 10, unless you are referred by your practitioner.