Many doctors’ surgeries only have limited opening hours. However, medical emergencies often occur at weekends, on public holidays or outside these hours. In life-threatening cases, the emergency number 112 should be dialed. However, many emergency rooms are overloaded. The medical and pediatric on-call service is available for acute cases of illness that are not life-threatening. It can be contacted throughout Germany day and night on 116117. The on-call service will provide information on how to proceed and refer you to a doctor in an emergency.
There is a dental emergency service for acute dental complaints. An online emergency service search for Baden-Württemberg is available from the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians:
or by telephone on 01801 116, although it should be noted that each federal state has a different number and search function.
Medical emergencies often require rapid treatment with medication. There is a pharmacy emergency service for this. There are various online platforms that provide information on regional opening hours, such as Aponet:
In addition, pharmacies often post a list on their doors showing which branch is open outside regular hours on which day.
Further emergency numbers can be found here:
Apotheke. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.