Must have German health apps

A review of the most useful health apps in Germany.


This post was last updated on April 29, 2022
A phone with a health app on blue background.

We have a selection of must-have German healthcare apps. We do not review just any healthcare app out there but limit ourselves to the most relevant and local apps.

Some of these apps only make sense if you are enrolled in the German health care system and are either insured with one of the German public or private health insurers. All the apps in this article are free.

Doctolib app - easy online doctor appointments

Doctolib is developed by a Berlin start-up and is the must-have app to make appointments with doctors in Germany. Unfortunately, their website and the app are in the German language only but it is really easy to make appointments. This app will save you a lot of time that you have to spend on the phone to make doctor appointments in Germany.

Just enter the medical specialization you are looking for in the form on the Doctolib homepage and reserve an appointment in the calendar.

Screenshot of the Doctolib search form
A screenshot of the Doctolib search form.
Screenshot of the Doctolib results page with calendar
A screenshot of the Doctolib results page with calendar.

Download the app here:

CovPass app - store your Corona vaccination certificates

The CovPass app stores your Corona vaccination certificate. In contrast to the Corona Warn app it only has this functionality so it's the better choice if you don't want the Corona contact warn feature.

Download the app here:

Techniker Krankenkasse App

A useful app for anybody enrolled with the *Techniker Krankenkasse, the recommended statutory health insurer in Germany.

Some of the features include:

  • English language
  • Submit sick notes
  • TK bonus program
  • Overview of prescribed drugs
  • Send and receive messages to the TK
  • Apply for reimbursement of costs for medicines, vaccines, osteopathy and health courses

Download the app here:

Ottonova app for expat health insurance

The *Ottonova app is the easiest way to get health insurance coverage in Germany if you need to apply for a visa. The app has full English support and you can manage your doctor appointments as well.

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