Finding medical care in a foreign country is not always easy and things also work differently in emergencies. You can find the most important information about the German health system on this page. Sometimes, everyday student life can also be quite challenging: If exam stress, financial worries or other issues are bothering you, you can always turn to our contact points and support services.
If you become ill, your first point of contact for all health issues is a general practitioner (Allgemeinmediziner or Hausarzt). The best way to find a good doctor is to ask your acquaintances or friends for a recommendation. Unfortunately, many doctors' offices are very busy and therefore no longer accept new patients. We are happy to support you in your search for a doctor. Please contact us if you need support.
Please also note our information under "Emergencies" if you need a doctor very urgently.
When calling the fire brigade, ambulance or police, state your name and location slowly and clearly. Describe what happened. Wait for further questions and never end the call on your own initiative! The emergency services may still have important questions.
Crisis hotline Braunschweig
Phone +49800 111 0 111 or +49800 111 0 222
Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig
Psychiatric Clinic (24 h)
Tel. +49 531 595 2284 or +49 531 595 2871
Psycho-social crisis service Braunschweig
Tel. +49531 470 77 77
(Fri & Sat 15.00 – 22.00, Sun & holidays 15.00 – 20.00)
The Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre of the Studentenwerk helps students with study-related problems or personal difficulties. Your concerns will be discussed calmly in confidential counselling sessions.
Topics with which you can contact the Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre include:
The social counselling service of the Studentenwerk Braunschweig is available to answer questions and difficulties of a financial, social and personal nature. Sometimes a short piece of information is enough, sometimes a solution requires a more intensive discussion. With their knowledge of a wide range of topics, the social counsellors help to develop solutions. As a rule, advice is given in a one-on-one consultation. You can also call or write an e-mail – of course, all inquiries will be treated confidentially.
The Social Counselling Service of the Studentenwerk offers support, information and advice on many questions and problems that may arise during your studies, for example:
The General Student Committee's (AStA) Social Department also provides comprehensive advice on personal or financial difficulties and challenges. You can find all information and consultation hours here.
The offers are designed to help students get through the semester stress-free and relaxed. The focus is on methods for dealing with stress in a more relaxed and healthy way. In addition to seminars and workshops on topics such as nutrition and the psyche, stress management, functional training or procrastination, the HEALTH4YOU project of the University Sports Centre also offers trial courses in which you can try out different types of sports without any obligation.
If you would like more information about the services or need advice, please contact the International Student Support Team:
☎ +49 531 391 14346
☎ +49 531 391 4055 (Mon-Fri 10:00 - 12:00, Mon-Tue 14:00 - 16:00)