Medical Emergencies

Please call 112 to get help in the case of a potentially life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention.

For less severe cases of illness or injury that you may need a doctor for during the night, on weekday evenings, or at any time on weekends or public holidays, you must call the doctor on standby duty (Ärztlicher Notdienst).
Telephone numbers for Saarbrücken are:
Monday – Friday: 0681 48038 and
weekends and public holidays: 0681 3886700 or 0681 9633000.

In all of Germany, you can also reach a doctor on standby at 116 117.

When you call this standby emergency doctor service, the on-duty doctor will ask you questions to help him/her assess your illness or injury. Based on the answers you give, the standby doctor will then decide whether you should see your general practitioner the next day, whether a doctor should visit you at home, or whether you should go to the emergency doctor’s surgery or to the hospital emergency room.
Please only call this standby emergency doctor service when it is absolutely necessary or if you are really in doubt as to how sick you or your child might be.


Name of HospitalSpecializationAddress
Klinikum am Winterbergall Großherzog-Friedrich-Str. 44, 66111 Saarbrücken. Tel.: 0681 3886-0
Caritas Klinikum St. Theresiasee here (only German)Rheinstraße 2, 66113 Saarbrücken. Tel.: 0681 406-0
Knappschaftskrankenhaus see here (only German)An der Klinik 10, 66280 Sulzbach. Tel.: 06897 / 574-0
Evangelisches Stadtkrankenhaussee here (only German) Großherzog-Friedrich-Straße 44, 66111 Saarbrücken. Tel.: 0681 38860
Universitätsklinikumall Kirrberger Straße, 66421 Homburg. Tel.: 06841 - 16 - 0

Drugstores and Pharmacies

In Germany, only vitamins, condoms, plasters and some dietary supplements are sold in drugstores (German: Drogeriemarkt). “Real” medicine (including painkillers) has to be bought at a pharmacy (German: Apotheke). Names of drugstores are e.g. dm and Rossmann. Drugstores can be found everywhere in the city, as well as in major department stores.

Psychological counseling at Saarland University

Psychologisch-Psychotherapeutische Beratungsstelle (PPB) der Universität des Saarlandes
Building A4 4 (Campus Center), 2nd floor
Tel.: 0681 302-2515