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As is generally the case in Germany, healthcare in Munich is top-notch but can be expensive. Expats have access to options in both the private and public sectors.
Expats who work in Munich are obliged to have health insurance. Freelancers may be excused from this rule, but getting private health insurance is still recommended as medical costs can be expensive for people who aren't fully covered.
The city features some of the world's most advanced hospitals and is home to numerous surgical centres and specialists. It goes without saying that there are plenty of general practitioners of equal calibre, so expats will have access to well-rounded, efficient healthcare services.
Hospitals in Munich
Deutsches Herzzentrum München
Address: Lazarettstrasse 36, Munich
Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder München
Address: Romanstrasse 93, Munich
Schön Klinik München Schwabing
Address: Parzivalplatz 4, Munich
University of Munich Hospital
Address: Lindwurmstrasse 2a, Munich
►For more on the local healthcare system, see Healthcare in Germany
"Healthcare is generally very good, although communication with doctors and nurses can be interesting to non-existent. I devote a number of pages in my book to my run-ins with the German health system."
Phil is an expat from New Zealand who has been living in Munich for well over a decade, and an author of a book detailing his expat experience in the city. Read our interview with him on expat life in Munich
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