GP Services in Goch (Host Nation GP)

If you are living in Goch and need a primary care appointment (adult or child) please use the practice below:

Dr Krause, Dr Berger-Roscher and Dr Kojouharov
Gartenstrasse 4
47574 Goch
Tel: 02823 25250

www.krause-goch.de

Opening Hours:
Monday 0730 - 1200 and 1430 - 1730
Tuesday 0730 - 1200 and 1430 - 1730
Wednesday 0800 - 1200 closed pm
Thursday 0730 - 1200 and 1430 - 1730
Friday 0800 - 1200 and closed pm.

Please call to make an appointment before attending. The Practice will ask you for a letter to confirm that you are entitled to attend. You will be provided with a letter when you register at Brunssum. You will also be given a computer printout of your medical records to take to Dr Krause. The practice will forward any bills to Brunssum where they will be logged and forwarded to HQ SSAFA GSTT for payment.

If you have symptoms of (or suspect you may have) an infectious disease, it may be necessary to arrange an appointment at the beginning or end of a clinic to reduce the risk infecting other people. Please inform the reception staff if you have any of the following symptoms when booking your appointment: rash, diarrhoea, vomiting, a rash, flu-like symptoms, or have travelled abroad in the last 2 weeks.

Paediatric / Children’s services

Health visitor

The LLP Health Visitor for EJSU/ISODETs is based in SHAPE. The Health Visitor visits most areas regularly, drop in clinics are usually available and home visit can be requested.  Between visits telephone/Skype consultations can be requested. To contact the Health Visitor call SHAPE Medical Centre on: 0032 65 44 5824.

Immunisations

You will be contacted by the MAU when you are due any immunisations and also given information on who to contact to arrange these.

School Nursing Support

As part of the Health Visitor’s 0-19 service, MOD schools are provided with health support and advice via the Health Visitor who visits them termly but is available at other times to school staff and parents if required via telephone, Skype or email. School entry vision and hearing screening is offered to all British Military children in MOD schools in the summer term. The private MOD sponsored schools may request health support and advice from the Health Visitor for MOD sponsored children. The parents of children in MOD sponsored private schools have the same open access to the Health Visitor as those in MOD schools.

Children’s Speech & Language (SLT)

If you feel your child needs support with SLT issues, contact the British Medical Administration Unit (MAU) by phone (045 526 2497) or email (Brunssum@shcac.de or LLPHealthcare-BRU-0GpMailbox@mod.uk) and your request will be forwarded to a UK GP. You will be informed whether the request has been approved.

The Speech and Language Therapist visits Afnorth School Brunssum once per school term, and also does some home visits.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

In the first instance, book an appointment with your GP, who can help with many common mental health conditions, by providing support and medication if appropriate.  Your GP can also refer patients aged 5-17 to our remote Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team, which includes a nurse and psychiatrist.  The remote CAMHS team has English-speaking mental health clinicians who can provide support via secure video consultations on your laptop or smart phone.

Both your GP and the remote CAMHS team can manage mild to moderate mental health conditions.

Adult Mental Health Services

In the first instance, book an appointment with your GP who can help with many common mental health conditions, by providing support and medication if appropriate.  Your GP can also refer you to our remote mental health team which has English-speaking mental health clinicians who can provide support via secure video consultations on your laptop or smart phone.

Both your GP and the remote mental health team can manage mild to moderate mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, social phobia and PTSD.

Dietician

Please see our dedicated Dietician page.

Optician and Eye Sight Tests

Please see or dedicated optician and eye sight tests page.

Audiology

For enquiries and to make an appointment, please contact the UK Medical Centre SHAPE. Tel:  +32 (0) 6544 5824.

  • Routine Audiology Services
  • Military occupational routine screening
  • Children’s routine hearing screening
  • Replacement of hearing aid tubes and batteries
  • Minor repairs to hearing aids or like-for-like replacement of hearing aids.
  • Specialist Audiology Services

A hearing specialist (audiologist) from the UK visits every three months to provide the following services:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Tests
  • Middle ear pressure testing
  • New born hearing screening
  • Middle ear pressure testing
  • Speech hearing testing
  • Test of inner ear hair cells
  • Confirmation of military hearing grading and reviews
  • Hearing protection advice
  • NHS Hearing aid supply and fitting
  • Hearing aid replacement and repair
  • Ear plugs and swim plugs
  • Tinnitus management.

Appointments take place in Brunssum.

Military Occupational Health and Defence Consultant Advisors

Routine Military Medicals

Occupational health clinics will be offered to military personnel in Brunssum on a monthly basis. You will be reminded to attend for your routine appointments for immunisations, hearing tests and medical boards by the MAU.

If your secondary healthcare (hospital) consultant recommends surgery or other significant treatment which may have an impact on your operational capability, Defence Consultant Advisor (DCA) opinion will be sought. DCAs are military clinical specialists responsible for providing occupational health input who also advise if the proposed treatment is in line with UK best practice.

Should the DCA decide that your long term career prospects may be best served by a different approach, a further referral to a UK based military consultant may be recommended and the hospital clinician will be advised that the proposed treatment will not go ahead at that time.  The Clinical Referrals Manager (CRM) will advise your GP and will also contact you to provide an update.

If the DCA indicates that the proposed treatment should go ahead, the LLP SHC administration team will contact you to confirm an appointment to continue your hospital treatment.

Please be aware all recommendations for hospital care for serving personnel are reviewed in line with the MOD Occupational Health Policy.

Physiotherapy

Once you have received a referral for physiotherapy from the Host nation GP, it needs to be sent to SHAPE UK medical centre. This can initially be: by fax on 0032 6544 5016 or you may choose to scan it in or take a photo and e-mail it to: LLPHealthCare-SHAPE-0Gpmailbox@mod.gov.uk.

Once a fax, email or photo has been sent the original referral needs to be sent to: UK medical Centre Building 401 SHAPE BFPO 26. Please note; if you choose to send only by post, it could take 2-3 weeks to reach us. This will therefore extend your wait for treatment.

Once the referral has been received, the UK physiotherapist will triage the referral and you will be contacted to book in for a telephone consultation with her to gain more information on the problem. If host nation physiotherapy is approved, you will be provided with a letter confirming this and stating how many sessions you are entitled to. You will have a further telephone consultation with the physiotherapist towards the end of the sessions, to determine whether you require further intervention or onward referral. If more sessions are required, you will be provided with an authorisation letter confirming this.

Failure to obtain an authorisation letter prior to commencing physiotherapy treatment, or having more sessions than authorised, is likely to result in you becoming liable for the bill.

Prescriptions & Prescription Charges

In accordance with MOD policy in the UK (04 July 2016), you are no longer able to take prescriptions issued by the hospital or outpatient doctors to the pharmacy in your local Medical Centre to obtain your medication. This includes medicines from hospitals and any other German doctor, to whom you have been referred by your Host Nation GP.

You must take your prescription to the local Apotheke (pharmacy) to be dispensed. Please be assured that by using the pharmacy below, you will not have to pay for your medication when you collect it. If you use any other Pharmacy, you will be required to pay for your medicine at the time.

At the pharmacy, you will be asked to show your ID card and a copy may be taken. You will also be asked to sign a form confirming that you have received the medication. English information about medication can be downloaded at www.medicines.org.uk


If you receive a prescription you can take it to:

Bahnhof Apotheke
Bahnhof Strasse 31
47574 Goch
Tel:  02823 2246

www.bahnhof-apotheke-goch.de

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 0800–1300 and 1430–1830.  Saturday: 0830-1300.

If you have any questions or concerns or do not fully understand how and when to take your medication, please ask the Pharmacist.

Prescription Charges

If you are not entitled to free prescriptions you will be sent an invoice to make payment for the prescription charges.

Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are provided by your Host Nation GP, Dr. Krause.

Unwanted or Out of Date Medication

Unwanted or expired medications cannot be reused, even if you haven’t opened them. However, all waste medication must be disposed of safely. Medicines that are incorrectly thrown away can end up in the public water supply or harm the environment.

  • Never flush medicines down the toilet
  • Never put medicines in the bin
  • Never share your medicines with others

Please return any medicines to the apotheke, who will be able to dispose of any unwanted medicines you may have in your home or accommodation.

Women's Health

Mammography

If you receive a letter from SHAPE medical centre inviting you to make an appointment, routine screening can be booked with:

Radiologische Praxis
Dr Weidner
Karl Leisnersr. 2
47533 Kleve
Tel: 02821 77880.

If you have any queries please contact the patient support service on 0800 588 9936 or 0049 521 305 3960 (from UK mobiles or outside Germany).

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Outpatient care is provided at:

MVZ Karl Leisner Dr Kauling and Dr Tahtaci
Wiesenstr. 28
47574 Goch
Tel: 02823 1646.

Opening hours: Monday–Friday 0800–1230hrs
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1400–1800hrs

Pregnancy

Please contact the Hospital Hotline on 0800 588 9936 or 0049 521 305 3960 (from UK mobiles or outside Germany). as soon as you know you are pregnant. The Patient Support team will make an appointment for you to discuss your care pathways.

Maternity Care

The midwifery service is provided at:

Rundum Practice
Kleverstr. 41
47574 Goch
Tel: 02823 9755633

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 1700 – 1900hrs
Wednesday: 1000 – 1800hrs

Also available in Kleve:

Rundum Kleve
Albersalle 43
47533 Kleve
Tel: 02821 46421

Opening hours: Tuesday: 1000 – 1200hrs
Thursday: 1600 – 1900hrs

 

Antenatal Care

Your care will be delivered by a community based Frauenarzt (Obstetrician), and a hospital Obstetrician who work in conjunction with a Host Nation midwife. The Frauenarzt for your area is

MVZ Karl Leisner
Wiesenstr. 28
47574 Goch
Tel: 02823 1646.

Following discussion with you, the midwife or doctor may refer you to other professionals. Health professionals providing care for you will record your progress in a maternity record. In Germany this maternity record is called a Mutterpass. You will be given your Mutterpass and be asked to bring it to each medical appointment, the record will be updated by the Service Provider during your pregnancy.

It is important to take your maternity record (Mutterpass) if you go to the UK (or other countries) so if you visit the midwife, hospital or GP whilst you are there, they can access previous information and record their findings.

Further Information

This information aims to answer some of the general questions you may have about having a baby in Germany. It is intended for Service and MOD-sponsored Civilian personnel and their dependants, married and unmarried, who are considering having a baby or are pregnant in Germany. More specific aspects of pregnancy and birth can be obtained from the approved NHS Pregnancy and Birth books or log on to : https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/

Sexual Health

Please see our dedicated Sexual health page.

GP Referral for Elective (non-emergency) Hospital Care

Optimal Care Meeting (OCM)

If you are referred to another clinician by your Host Nation GP, please make sure you inform the Shape team on SHAPE@shcac.de immediately.  All referrals require approval via the Optimal Care Meeting at SHAPE Medical Centre prior to arranging an appointment at the hospital.  Once approved, a Patient Support Officer will contact you to arrange an appointment.

If your hospital clinician recommends surgery, you should contact the PSOs on 0800 588 9936 or 0049 521 305 3960 (from UK mobiles or outside Germany). for this to be arranged.  NB: Service personnel, please see section entitled “Military Occupational Health and Defence Consultant Advisors”.

Please send any reports or invoices relating to hospital care to brunssum@shcac.de as soon as you receive them.

Hospital Locations


Your host nation doctor may refer you for non-urgent hospital care to one of the following providers.

Wilhelm Anton Hospital

Vossheiderstr. 214
47574 Goch
Tel: 02823 8910

  • A&E
  • General Medicine
  • General surgery
  • Radiology

St Antonius Hospital Kleve

Albersallee 5-7
47533 Kleve
Tel: 028214900

  • A&E
  • Gynaecology/Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Paediatrics
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Radiology.

Marienhospital Kevelaer

Basilikastr. 55
47623 Kevelaer
Tel: 02832 100

  • A&E
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery
  • General Medicine.

Helios Klinikum Krefeld

Lutherplatz 40
47805 Krefeld

  • A&E
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Gynacology/Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Paediatrics
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology.

Malteser Krankenhaus

St Josefhospital
Kurfuerstenstr. 69
47829 Krefeld
Tel: 02151 4520

  • Maxillo-facial Surgery