Medical treatment and counseling services

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The system of medical care in Germany is divided into two parts: 

  • Out-patient care includes all forms of treatment outside of hospitals. Most of the out-patient care is provided by registered doctors, dentists and psychotherapists. But non-physician health care professionals, such as physiotherapists, speech therapists and midwives, are also part of out-patient care.
  • In-patient care includes hospitals and in-patient medical rehabilitation (“rehab”). Rehabilitation facilities offer treatments that help to restore physical or mental capabilities and independence following a severe illness and/or therapy.

Further information on medical care in general can be found here.

Patient support organizations and self-help groups provide advice and support with health related issues. Public health offices (“Gesundheitsamt”) also provide advice and assistance with issues such as psychosocial problems or questions of sexual health. HIV/AIDS service organizations will provide you with information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and can likewise offer support. 

Further information on counseling services and support relating to sexual health can be found here.