Medical Assistance

If you have been physically injured as a result of a crime, it is important to seek medical treatment for your injuries immediately.
It is advisable to have the injuries documented as evidence for future court proceedings.

For first aid treatment of injuries, go to the nearest Emergency Department (only in German) in a hospital.

Forensic Documentation of Injuries

The Outpatient Clinic for Protection against Violence at the Charité (Gewaltschutzambulanz (GSA) der Charité) can provide a confidential forensic examination and documentation of injuries from, for example domestic violence, interpersonal violence as well as workplace violence. The documentation can be done without a police report and is free of charge.

The documentation will be stored for ten years and can be used for criminal proceedings as well as Violence Protection and Family Court proceedings.

Gewaltschutzambulanz (GSA) der Charitè Berlin
(Outpatient Clinic for the Protection against Violence at the Charité)
Appointments only by telephone, free of charge
Turmstraße 21, Haus N
Entrance: Left side entrance Haus N: Birkenstraße 62, 10559 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 450 570 270
Website: https://gewaltschutzambulanz.charite.de/en/
Telephone office hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 03:00 pm

Documenting domestic violence injuries (Intimate partner or family violence)

If you have been attacked or injured by your intimate partner or someone closely related to you, the following Central Emergency Rooms can provide medical documentation of your injuries that can hold up in court.

  • Bundeswehrkrankenhaus
    Scharnhorststr 13
    10115 Berlin Mitte
    Telephone: +49 30 284 125 10

  • Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin
    Klingsorstr 96
    12203 Berlin Steglitz
    Telephone: +49 30 450 552 864

  • Charité Campus Mitte
    Philippstr 10
    10117 Berlin Mitte
    Telephone: +49 30 450 531 000

  • Charité Campus Rudolf Virchow
    Augustenburgerplatz 1
    13353 Berlin Wedding
    Telephone: +49 30 450 552 000

  • DRK Kliniken Westend
    Spandauer Damm 130
    14050 Berlin Charlottenburg
    Telephone: +49 30 303 540 04

  • Ev. Waldkrankenhaus Spandau
    Stadtrandstr 555
    13589 Berlin Spandau
    Telephone: +49 30 370 217 40

  • Sankt Gertrauden Krankenhaus
    Paretzerstr 12
    10713 Berlin Wilmersdorf
    Telephone: +49 30 827 223 50

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Confidentiality of Forensic Medical Examination after a Sexual Assault

The purpose of confidentiality in a forensic medical examination is to collect physical evidence such as DNA traces without having to report the assault to the police immediately. This will give you time to decide whether you want to report the attack or not while keeping your details confidential.

A forensic medical examination is only possible within 72 hours of a sexual assault. The DNA evidence will be stored for one year.

This type of forensic evidence is possible at the Outpatient Clinic for the Protection against Violence at the Charité:

Gewaltschutzambulanz (GSA) der Charité Berlin
(Outpatient Clinic for the Protection against Violence at the Charité)
Appointments only by telephone, free of charge
Turmstraße 21, Haus N
Entrance: Left side entrance Haus N: Birkenstraße 62, 10559 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 450 570 270
Website: https://gewaltschutzambulanz.charite.de/en/
Telephone office hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 03:00 pm

Medical help

The following website offers you an overview and search possibility of the different types of medical specialists:

Search for medical specialists (only in German).

Emergency Medical Services

For illnesses that are usually treated at a doctor’s office/practice, but cannot wait due to medical reasons:

Telephone: 116 117
On-call service (only in German)