Germany

Methadone/Buprenorphine/Codeine Treatment: available

Methadone/Buprenorphine (Subutex®)/Codeine/Morphine treatment is available from general practitioners, some clinics and specialized ambulatory (outpatient) services. Take home doses for up to seven days (interstate travels) or up to 30 days (international travels) are possible. Depending on the local region the patient wishes to visit it might sometimes be difficult to find an appropriate service. We strongly advise the patients' home clinics or doctors to contact a German methadone/buprenorphine/codeine prescriber/specialised service some two weeks in advance of the expected date of the patients' arrival in Germany. Regardless whether arrangements have been made between a home and a local prescriber or not any patient should carry a letter from his/her home prescriber stating identification and treatment details. In the event of having difficulties in finding an appropriate GP or service contact Ralf Gerlach at the The Coordinating and Information Resource Center for International Travel by Patients Receiving Methadone and other Substitution Treatments for Opiate Addiction ("The Travel Resource Center") . Do not forget to ask prescribers in Germany about costs for treatment and medication. Several countries have signed a social security agreement with Germany so that an E 111 form (a health insurance document for abroad) is accepted which reduces costs to a minimum. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Croatia, Denmark, Federal Republic of Jugoslavia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Tunesia, and Turkey. Patients from countries that have not signed a social security agreement with Germany, e.g. the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, have to pay all fees on their own. Therefore, travellers without an E 111 form are strongly advised to bring into Germany the quantity of methadone/buprenorphine needed for the duration of stay whenever possible. Fees differ between different doctors/clinics - regarding methadone they range between 100 to 400 Euro per month.  

Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine/Codeine/Morphine: possible

Foreign methadone/buprenorphine/codeine/morphine patients are allowed to bring their own supply of medication needed for personal use for the duration of stay on condition that they carry a certificate from their home physician or clinic (including quantity of the medication, daily dosage, dates of arrival in and departure from Germany) which clearly supports their need for the medication. It should be noted that residents from one of the EU signatory countries of the "Schengen Implementing Convention, Article 75" must carry with them a "Certification to carry drugs and/or other psychotropic substances for treatment purposes - Schengen Implementing Convention, Article 75" form when travelling to Germany, provided such forms are available in the corresponding countries.

Contact Addresses:

Ministry of Health
(Bundesministerium für Gesundheit)
DS 02
Am Propsthof 78a
53108 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 228 941-0
Fax: +49 228 9414937
http://www.bmgesundheit.de

 

Ralf Gerlach
The Travel Resource Center
INDRO e.V.
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 2571-582765 or 251-60123
Fax: +49 251-666580
Email: INDROeV@t-online.de
Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe e.V.
Drogenreferat (Drugs Branch)
Dieffenbachstr. 33
10967 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 3069008756
Fax: +49 3069008742
Email: Dirk.Schaeffer@dah.aidshilfe.de

Person to contact: Dirk Schäffer
 

Medical Board of Westfalen-Lippe
(Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe)
Gartenstr. 210-214
48147 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 251 2641
Fax: +49 251 2649
Email: anke.follmann@aekwl.de

Person to contact: Ms. Anke Follmann


Selection of methadone/buprenorphine prescribers:

Wolfgang Starke
Goebenstr. 31
65195 Wiesbaden
Germany
Phone: +49 611440700
Fax: +49 61147064
Dr. Joachim Wagner
Giselherplatz 59
67069 Ludwigshafen/Rhein
Germany
Phone: +49 621661086
Fax: +49 621668300

 

Dr. Rainer Ullmann
Weidenallee 1
20357 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 40 438081
Fax: +49 40-438082 or -46960196

Drs. P. und G. Heinen
Herdentorsteinweg 44/45
28195 Bremen
Germany
Phone: +49 42113666

Dr. Olaf Weber
Königsplatz 36 B
34117 Kassel
Germany
Phone: +49 56171866
Fax: +49 561 71867
 
Martin Fettweis
Schillerstrasse 25
D-52064 Aachen
Fon: +49 (0)241 44715
Fax: +49 (0)241 23926
http://www.martin-fettweis.de/

Dr. Robert Löwer
Bustellistr. 18
63739 Aschaffenburg
Germany
Phone: +49 602115463

 
 

Dr. Hildegard Jurisch
Badstr. 7
91052 Erlangen
Germany
Phone: +49 913132077

Dr. Wolfgang Vierhaus
Bohlleitenweg 13
97082 Würzburg
Germany
Phone: +49 93143765

Dr. Ursula Enderlein
Konradstr. 8 A
79100 Freiburg
Germany
Phone: +49 76133367

Dr. Jörg Gölz
Kaiserdamm 24
14057 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Germany
Phone: +49 303011390
Fax: +49 3030113999
 
Richard Haumann
Allgemeinarzt
Eugenstr.32
72072 Tübingen
Fon: +(0)7071 360947
Fax: +(0)7071 360904
Email: richardhaumann@t-online.de

Werner und Ulrike Hamkens
Praktische Ärzte
Roßstraße 80
40476 Düsseldorf
Fon: +49 (0)211 4708027
Fax: +49 (0) 211 43 16 35
Email :
schlange@mail.isis.de

Dr. Regina Billhardt
Carl-Blos-Str. 11 A
77654 Offenburg
Germany
Phone: +49 78139015
Fax: +49 7819480915

Dr. Eberhard Hander
Kardinal-Galen-Str. 58
47051 Duisburg
Germany
Phone: +49 203333325

Dr. Konrad Isernhagen
Gotenring 27
50679 Köln (Cologne)
Germany
Phone: +49 221811990
Fax: +49 221885567

Dr. Frank Köhler
Brückenstr. 42
60594 Frankfurt
Germany
Phone: +49 69625162

Dr. Scholney
Hauptstätter Str. 112
70197 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 711 2368824
Fax: +49 711 2368827

Praxis
Sabine Mauruschat
Liegnitzer Str. 9
42277 Wuppertal
Germany
Phone: +49 20662430

Dr. Martin Knobloch
Berger Str. 142
60385 Frankfurt
Germany
Phone: +49 69432222

 

Dr. Georg Wetzig
Donnerstr. 22
45355 Essen
Germany
Phone: +49 201667439

 

Dr. Martin Burger
Hammer Str. 101
48153 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 25177141
Fax: +49 25177143
www.docmuenster.de

Dr. Thomas Poehlke
Hafenweg 11
48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 251 6743833
Fax: +49 251 6743834

Dr. Albrecht Ulmer
Schwabstr. 26
70197 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 711626308
Fax: +49 711610074
Email: Dr-A.Ulmer@gmx.de

Dr. Ulrich Pfaff
Krankenhaus Mara
Methadonambulanz
Maraweg 17-19
33617 Bielefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 5211444253
Fax: +49 5211444544
Email: UPfaff@t-online.de

Methadon-Ambulanz
Drogenhilfe Köln e.V.
Methadonambulanz
Neumarkt 13
D-50667 Köln
Phone: +49 221 2214239
Fax: +49 221 2401081

Dr. Klaus Ehrenthal
Salzstr. 13
63450 Hanau
Germany
Fax: +49 6181 21166
Email: dr.klausEhrenthal@gmx.de

Barbara Kühn-Heller
Nauheimer Str. 21
65428 Rüsselsheim
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6142 31266
Fax: +49 (0)6142 33483

Drogenambulanz Altona
Holstenstr. 115
22765 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 40 4329250
Fax: +49 40 43292519
Email: DAALTONA@aol.com
Contact person: Hans-Günter Meyer-Thompson

Dr. O. Burkhard
Dr. B. Reimann
Martinsgasse 1
67547 Worms
Germany
Phone: +49 6241 6606
Fax: +49 6241 82450
Email: praxis-burkhard-reimann@t-online.de

Website: www.praxis-burkhard-reimann.de

Dr. H.-P.Drosner
Windmuehlenstr.139
51063 Köln (Cologne)
Germany
Phone: +49 221 612550
Fax: +49 721 509663459
Email: pedromed@gmx.de

Methadonambulanz des Gesundheitsamtes Düsseldorf
Flurstr. 45/47
40235 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 211 8995367
Fax: +49 211 8929224

Clearingstelle für Substitution München
beim Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt
Bayerstr. 28a
80335 München
Fon: +49 (0)89 233 478-96 oder -97
Fax: +49 (0)89 233 47973
Email

(these contact details last updated August 5, 2006) 

Drogenambulanz Kaufbeuren
Phone: +49 8341 721613
Fax: +49 8341 721614

Dr. R. Gellert
Schwerpunktpraxis für Drogenabhängige
Rheinstr. 34
79104 Freiburg
Germany
Phone: +49 761 207660
Fax: +49 761 2076611
Email: Ruediger.Gellert@t-online.de

4 life Substitutionsambulanz
in der Tagklinik Rosenheim
Freiherr vom Stein Str. 2
D-83022 Rosenheim
Phone: +49 8031 394826
Fax: +49 8031 394835
(contact details last updated September 3, 2004)

Städtisches Klinikum "St.Georg"
Zentrum f. Drogenhilfe
Alkohol-u. Drogenhilfe ALTERNATIVE
Chopinstr. 13
04103  Leipzig
Germany                         
Phone/Fax: +49 341 - 21 22 530
Phone (Doctor): +49 341 - 21 22 553                                             
 

Substitutions-Ambulanz der Krisenhilfe Essen e.V.
Hindenburgstr. 76-78
45127 Essen
Germany
Phone: +49 201 827220
Fax: +49 201 8272222

Dr. med. W. Schröckert
Weseler Str. 112
46149 Oberhausen
Germany
Phone: +49 208 645688
Fax: +49 208 643358

Dr. Franz Josef Bentele
Sterngasse 14
89073 Ulm
Germany
Phone: +49 731 140330
Fax: +49 731 1403329
(last updated: March 10, 2008)

Dr. Gernot Sauer
Alter Weg 10
D-64385 Reichelsheim/Odenwald
Germany
Phone: +49 6164 2214
Fax: +49 6164 3052
Email: dr.sauer@onlinemed.de 

Bezirksklinikum Regensburg
Methadonambulanz
Universitätsstr. 84
93053 Regensburg
Germany
Phone: +49 941 9412556
Fax: +49 941 9411205

Peter A. Arbter
Wilhelmshofallee 85
47800 Krefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 2151 505622
Fax: +49 2151 505822

Michael Paffenholz
Vorgebirgsstr. 120
50969 Köln - Zollstock
Germany
Phone: +49 221 3605146
Fax: +49 221 9362579
Email: doctorscgn@aol.com 

Prop e. V.
Substitutionsambulanz
Landwehrstr. 43 Rgb.
80336 München
Germany
Phone: +49 89 55 44 26
Fax: +49 89 550 13 17

Caritas Methadonambulanz
Landwehrstr. 26
80336 München
Germany
Phone: +49 89 23 11 49 82
Fax: +49 89 23 11 49 86

Substitutionsambulanz
Heerstr. 197
53111 Bonn
Phone: +49
228 945950
Fax: +49 228 9459520

Drogenmedizinische Ambulanz
Gesundheitsamt
Heinrich -Melzer-Strasse 3
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Phone: +49 208 455 5327
Fax: +49 208 455 58 5391
E-Mail: clemens.roesinger@stadt-mh.de
Web: www.stadt-mh.de
Head and person to contact:
Dr. med. Clemens Rösinger

Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
INDRO e.V.
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580 or +49 2571-584868
Email: INDROeV@t-online.de

 

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