Important emergency numbers
112 – Fire department, ambulance
110 – Police
030 – 31 00 31 – Emergency doctors on call (Kassenärztlicher Notdienst) for home visits or consultation by telephone
030 – 19 240 – Poison control center
Emergency Number for deaf people
A fax form for emergenices can be printed from: //www.deafberlin.de/wp-content/uploads/Notruf-Fax_Formular_Berlin.pdf
The fax must be sent to 110 (police) even if the fire department or an ambulance are needed. The police department will then take the appropriate steps to respond to the situation. The emergency number 112 cannot receive faxes.
An emergency cell phone text message can be sent using the fax prefix of the respective cell phone provider (D1 and D22: 99, Eplus: 1551, O2: 329) before dialing the phone number 030 466486418. The message should describe the emergency situation by answering the questions WHAT, WHERE, WHO using a maximum of 160 characters.
Since these are rather complicated solutions, in an emergency it may be better to just send an emergency text message to a friend or acquaintance, asking them to place a phone call to the emergency number.
There are 39 emergency rooms in Berlin that are open around-the-clock. Here is a list with them all: //www.gesundheitsberater-berlin.de/kliniken/klinikalltag/berliner-rettungsstellen
Finding a Doctor
To find accessible doctors’ offices you can search this list with various accessibility criteria (only in German) //www.arzt-auskunft.de/Arzt-Auskunft/Suche_S/index.plx?a=FS1&Ft=&Ft_e=&Ftg=&Ftg_e=