If you suspect poisoning contact the: Berliner Giftnotruf: 030 19240
Finding an Apotheke that's open on a Sunday
The Apotheke's are generally closed on Sundays, however each district (Bezirk) of Berlin will have one Apotheke open for 'Notdienst' on a Sunday. The apotheke's take it in turns to open and you can easily find out which Apotheke in your area is open here. Enter the date and find your area under 'Bezirk', then click 'Notdienste im ausgewählten Bezirk anzeigen' to see which one will be open in your area.
You don't have a paediatrician but need to see one with your child
Whether you are just visiting Berlin with your child(ten) or live in the city but haven't yet had the chance to find a paediatrician and need to see one, don't worry, you still can. You can turn up to a paediatrician's office in their opening hours with your child and explain your situation and you will be seen. Of course you may well expect a long waiting time, depending on the type of illness presenting. I have a list of recommended English speaking paediatricians in Berlin.
Who to contact outside of paediatrician opening hours:
If you believe your child has an illness that needs medical assistance but want a second opinion before leaving home, you can call the Kinderärztlichen Bereitschaftsdienst der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung. You can explain the symptoms and they can advice you as to whether or not to take your child to a hospital and, in some cases, can organise for a paediatrician to come to you. Call them at 030 31 00 31
Hospitals that take have children's emergency rooms
If you will be taking a taxi to the hospital, make sure to ask to be taken to either the 'Kinderrettungsstelle' or 'Kinderstation'. The Berlin taxi firm I always use can be contacted at 030 20 20 20.
Charitè Campus Virchow
Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin (Wedding)
Phone: 030 45056-6128
Helios Kliniken Berlin Buch
Schwanebecker Chaussee 50, 13125 Berlin (Buch)
Phone: 030 9401 53 333
Vivantes Klinikum am Friedrichshain
Landsberger Allee 49, 10249 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
Phone: 030 130 23 1546
Entrance Fürstenbrunner Weg, 14050 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
Phone: 030 3035 4090
Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau
Stadtrandtstraße 555-561, Berlin (Spandau)
Phone: 030 3702 2828
Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring (Kindernotfallambulanz)
Walterhöferstraße 11, 14165 Berlin (Zehlendorf)
Phone: 030 8102 1900
Sana-Klinikum Lichtenberg (Kinderklinik Lindenhof)
Fanningerstraße 32, 10365 Berlin (Lichtenberg)
Phone: 030 5518 0
St. Joseph Krankenhaus
Entrance Gontermannstraße 41, 12101 Berlin (Tempelhof)
Phone: 030 7882 2710
Rudower Straße 48, 12351 Berlin (Neukölln)
Phone: 030 130 14 8250
Do you have any numbers / contact details you think should be added to the list? If so, let me know in the comments section or contact me.
If you would like to support the time and work that goes in to writing Berlin for all the Family, I would really appreciate it.
Berlin for all the Family can also be found on:
Sign up to the BFATF email newsletter to receive the latest posts
direct in your inbox here.