Health Guide for Immigrants

After much digging on the internet, I discovered a reasonably useful booklet titled “Health Guide for persons with migration background in Rheinland-Pfalz”. I say “reasonably” as it was published in 2010, although the bulk of the information in it should still be valid.

Published by Landeszentrale für Gesundheitsförderung in Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. as part of the “Healthcare Economy Initiative Rheinland-Pfalz”, it contains useful information on the German healthcare system. Topics covered include regular preventative check-ups, visiting a doctor, sick leave from work, state health insurance and dealing with medical emergencies.

The brochure is available in three different languages:

It’s unfortunate that such well-meant initiatives never seem to get very far. As mentioned above, the brochure has not been updated since 2010. It is also hidden deep in the Landeszentrale für Gesundheitsförderung in Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. website which is only available in German. It would be a real help if they at least put some flags on the homepage to take you directly to these documents. Also, the brochure also mentions the www.gesund-in-rlp.de website, but that just links back to the Landeszentrale für Gesundheitsförderung.

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