In cases of emergency or urgent/life-threatening illnesses call:
Ambulance, fire fighters, rescue services: 112
Poison control center: 0361 730 730
Flyer with all emergency numbers
The TU Dresden Welcome Center will provide a up-to-date list of general practitioners and specialised doctors speaking English or other languages. Please ask for it.
You can also look up a doctor who speaks a certain language in the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Saxony‘s database. Note that the doctor but not all their staff may speak the respective language.
If you are sick during the night, on weekends or holidays and need a doctor please call the standby duty: 0351-19292, some of the staff speak English.
Alternatively you may call the central emergency number of the university hospital: 0351-458 4580. If you need a dentist on weekends and holidays, please call the emergency dental service of the university hospital at 0351-458 3670. To reach the eye specialist emergency service dial 0351-480 18 23 (Friedrichstadt hospital, Eye Clinic, entrance Bräuergasse/Seminarstraße, 01067 Dresden), for the medical service for ears, nose and throat dial 0351-480 1221 (Friedrichstadt hospital, Friedrichstraße 41, 01067 Dresden) and the emergency surgical service is available at 0351-458 2425 (Surgical clinic of the University hospital, Fetscherstr. 24, building number 58, ground floor).
For help in case of mental health emergencies always call 112 in life-threatening situations. To talk to someone over the phone (also anonymously) in a difficult situation call the toll-free confidential helpline at 0800-111 0 111 or 0800-111 0 222 (around the clock) or the local crisis helpline 0351-804 1616 (Mon-Sun 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.). You can find further information in various languages on the website of Dresden’s psycho-social help services about the free counselling services offered.
Find pharmacies near the university or near you on this map of pharmacies.
During the night, on weekends and holidays there is a emergency pharmacy service. Certain pharmacies are open or can be reached by ringing the bell at the door. Since the pharmacy in charge of the emergency service changes, you can either go to any pharmacy in your area, where the current emergency pharmacy is pointed out on the door or find it in the emergency service schedule of pharmacies.
Follow this link for other useful numbers (German only).