Medical care in Germany is generally very good with a dense network of high-qualified specialists.
An illustrated health dictionary with information for foreign students in Germany can be found here.
People who want to study in Germany need to have health insurance. More information about this on our site about health insurance and studying.
For emergencies, the toll free number 112 operates day and night. One can call an emergency doctor and an ambulance. These services are free of charge for people with health insurance. There is an emergency medical service on weekends as well. Information about this can be obtained in the newspapers under the column “Ärtzlicher Notdienst” or on the pages of the City of Karlsruhe (in German).
In Germany, medication is only sold in pharmacies. Some medicines, e.g. antibiotics, must additionally be prescribed by a doctor.