Secondary Healthcare Services

Referral From GP for Elective (non-emergency) Hospital Care

You may be referred to the local contracted Designated German Provider (DGP):

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB/Gilead)
Burgsteig 13,
33617 Bielefeld.

Referral Process via the Optimal Care Meeting (OCM)

All referrals require approval via the Optimal Care Meeting at Sennelager Medical Centre prior to an appointment being arranged at the hospital. At the OCM, your case is anonymously discussed and the referral is either approved, or an alternative referral or advice is given.  The reason for this is to ensure you are being sent to the right speciality, that your care pathway is in line with UK standards, and that another GP does not already have the required skills to manage your condition.

When your GP makes a referral, they will advise you when you can expect to hear the outcome of the OCM, and will also let you know whether you will be contacted, or whether you should contact us.

The contracted hospitals for elective care for all patients are:

In a medical emergency, call 112 and then the hospital hotline number 0800 5889936 or 0049 521 305 3960 (from UK mobile or outside Germany). so that we can provide any support you may need.

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel, Bielefeld (Gilead 1)

Burgsteig 13
33617 Bielefeld.
Reception: Tel: 0521 772 77000
Please note: The Kinderzentrum (Paediatric Clinic) is also located the Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel. (Gilead1)

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel Johannisstift

Schildeschestr. 99
33611 Bielefeld
Reception: Tel: 0521 772 75000

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel – Gilead IV

Remterweg 69-71
33617 Bielefeld
Reception: Tel: 0521 772 78656

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel – Mara

Maraweg
33617 Bielefeld
Reception: Tel: 052177278000