Unlike other countries, in Germany you may choose the doctor of your choice. To find a suitable specialist, you can visit the website of the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVB). If you prefer individual counselling, you can contact also your health insurance company - their hotline useful operates day and night.
Health Insurances & General Information
The Department of Informatics collected a wide range of useful information, which are worth taking a look before your first doctor's visit in Germany.
If you are employed at TUM, please visit the web page of the Workplace health promotionhttps://portal.mytum.de/TUMgesund/2-Ordner/2 of TUM for detailed information about its company doctors as well as psychological services.
The MRI-TUM provides recommendations for a healthy diet and in case you need a vaccine before your next business trip, you can make an appointment with the TUM Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine.
In addition, the German Student Union and the AOK offer all kind of health dictionaries that support international doctoral candidates to settle down in Germany.
Depending on your emergency, there are a large number of contact points available at TUM and around Munich. If you need to see a doctor outside his/her normal opening hours, you have the possibilty to go to a stand-by practice in addition to the emergency room:
- stand-by practice „Barmherzige Brüder“
- stand-by practice Klinikum Bogenhausen
- stand-by practice München-Süd
- stand-by practice Elisenhof
- stand-by practice Klinikum Schwabing
- stand-by practice Pasing
- stand-by practice Klinikum Freising
- stand-by practice Garching
In the case of domestic violence or emotional emergencies, you will be assisted by the police and the Munich Commissariat for Behavioral and Technical Prevention and Victim Protection,
Sports & Health
Also your athletic balance will be ensured during your doctorate at TUM. Members of the TUM can participate in the sports and fitness program of the University Sports Center Munich. The city of Munich also offers a comprehensive program for only a small fee.
If you feel the need to talk with a therapist about your fears or current situation, following contact points (et al) are available for you:
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