MediNetz Aachen e.V. is a registered association for people regardless of residence title or health insurance which provides medical counselling and a connection to doctors in order to guarantee appropriate health care in case of sickness. MediNetz Aachen e.V. was founded in June 2015.
As a non-profit association, but primarily as an initiave of interested volunteers, we want to commit ourselves to medical care for people without residence title or health insurance.
Why is there a MediNetz?
Because of the current legal situation in Germany there is only very limited access to health care for people without a residence title or health insurance coverage.
According to German law (specifically: „Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz“), a medical treatment can only be billed by the Social Security Office (Sozialamt) without the dissemination of the patients sensitive data to the Aliens Department (Ausländerbehörde), if the patient is in a condition of an „acute or painfull disease“.
In every other case the patients have to apply for a certificate stating their type of medical condition (in German: „Krankenschein“). But because in this case the Social Security Office can transmit the patient’s personal data to the Aliens Department the medical treatment is often too long protracted or canceled due to the justified fear regarding deportation.
MediNetz Aachen believes that people – regardless of origin or govermental legimation – should have access to health care in case of sickness.
What does MediNetz do?
In a weekly clinic, which can be attended by everyone anonymously we determine what kind of medical care is needed. Following, we connect the concerning person to doctors in the area of Aachen who have agreed to treat patients from MediNetz anonymously. Some doctors provide medical treatment without charge, others at a lower price.
We are thankful for every kind of support! We can use every helping hand! Regardless wether you want to donate or participate as a volunteer at MediNetz Aachen. If you are interested please join our meetings every Thursday after the weekly clinic beginning at 19.00 in our room at the Cafe Zuflucht, Wilhelmstraße 42.
When? Every Thursday between 18.00 – 19.00
Where? Cafe Zuflucht, Wilhelmstraße 40, 52070 Aachen
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Medinetz Aachen e.V.
IBAN: DE44 4306 0967 4103 5891 00