Advice and support – Health

For all of us, health is one of the most important elements of life. Further information can be found on the website of the City of Leverkusen (Stadt Leverkusen), including a summary of the hospitals in Leverkusen:

 

Summary of the hospitals in Leverkusen


In order to provide information on health topics in different languages, the City of Leverkusen (Stadt Leverkusen) offers health lectures in various languages:

 

City of Leverkusen in cooperation with pronovaBKK
Division for Social Affairs
Department for Central Tasks – Health Planning
Health presentations in foreign languages
Miselohestraße 4
51379 Leverkusen
Phone: 0214 / 406 5055


Individuals in an ongoing asylum process and receiving benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG) require a medical treatment certificate (Behandlungsschein) for medical treatment.

 

City of Leverkusen
Division for Social Affairs
Department for Immigration Matters - Issuing of medical treatment vouchers
Miselohestraße 4
51379 Leverkusen
Phone: 0214 / 406 5001


A strong new beginning – mother-child retreats for refugee families

 

KAG Müttergenesung (mothers’ convalescence support service) offers mother-child retreats for mothers with children from refugee backgrounds with a secure residence status. Mothers and their children (up to 16 years of age) can recharge emotionally and physically for three weeks at Caritas-Haus Feldberg and spend time with other families.

 

The health insurer covers the costs. An Arabic interpreter is available at the facility and childcare services are provided.

 

Further information and advice are available at:

Caritasverband Leverkusen e.V.

Danuta Kolzok

Tel.: 0214/ 855 42 432

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Below are links and materials with assistance and information on matters relating to health. These may be useful for specialists in the health sector as well as immigrants and refugees.

 

Website of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)

www.bzga.de


Information from the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) aimed specifically at people from migration backgrounds

Information from the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)


A Guide for Refugee Parents – How can I help my traumatised child?

A Guide for Refugee Parents


New Migration and Health multilingual portal – Federal Ministry of Health (BMG):
Various information on topics such as infection control, vaccinations and children’s health is available in 41 languages.

www.migration-gesundheit.bund.de/de/startseite


“Health for all” guide in 14 languages

The Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) offers a brochure entitled “Health for all. A guide to the German health care system” in 14 languages for order or download on its website. It explains how the German health system works and can be navigated.

www.wegweiser-gesundheitswesen-deutschland.de/


German Red Cross film project for immigrants – easy-to-understand health information

In the videos, important health topics for immigrants (such as pregnancy and birth, cancer screening, addiction care and mental illness) are explained in an easy-to-understand way in various languages (German, English, Kurdish (Sorani), Arabic, French and Pashto).

https://www.drk-gesundheitsfilme.de/


Supporting materials for doctors on treating patients who do not speak German.
The German Federal Dental Association (BZÄK) provides an information sheet, a pictogram sheet and multilingual forms for download free of charge on its website:

https://www.bzaek.de/fuer-zahnaerzte/behandlung-von-asylbewerbern.html


Multilingual health information.
The Landeszentrum Gesundheit Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW Centre for Health) provides a collection of different foreign-language materials and information on migration and health on its website:

https://www.lzg.nrw.de/ges_foerd/ges_chanc_gl/migration_und_gesundheit/fremdspr_infos/index.html


Medical care for migrants without health insurance or valid residence status.
In emergencies and in case of sudden illness, injury or pregnancy, treatment is available at selected locations. The specific locations and further information can be found at:

www.malteser.de/menschen-ohne-krankenversicherung


Referral of people without a valid residence permit or health insurance to physicians.
Centres called “Medibüros” located in various places help people without a valid residence permit or health insurance to see a doctor anonymously and without charge:

Standorte der Medibüros


Materials and information on advising refugees in German and other languages

Materialien zur Beratung von Flüchtlingen


Information on health care in Germany in 19 languages

www.zuwanderer.aok.de


Information for parents on baby and infant health in various languages

www.gesund-ins-leben.de


Anonymous advice for women who are pregnant and are unable or unwilling to tell anyone

www.geburt-vertraulich.de


Health phrase book for migrants. Multilingual information and materials for download

www.takecareproject.eu


Comprehensive information in several languages, i.e. on maternal health, diabetes, vaccinations, trauma and depression

umfangreiche informationen in mehreren sprachen


Patient information in several languages

www.kbv.de


Information on children’s health through videos in German, Turkish and Russian

www.praeventionskonzept.nrw.de


Multilingual information on pregnancy and contraception

Informationen zum Thema Schwangerschaft und Verhütung


Independent patient information in German, Turkish and Russian

www.patientenberatung.de


Information videos for immigrants about the health system in German, English, Arabic and Kurdish

www.drk-gesundheitsfilme.de