What to do in case of medical emergencies

ambulanceA medical emergency is one in which life, limb or eyesight may be in immediate danger.

The Stuttgart Army health clinics are not staffed or equipped to respond to a major medical emergency, nor do they provide ambulance service. Specific medical needs are handled by different hospitals in the Stuttgart area.

If you or a family member is in a true emergency situation, here’s what to do:

Call the Military Police at DSN 114 or 116, or civ. 0711-680-114/116.

The MPs will contact the German ambulance service and a Host Nation Patient Liaison. If your emergency is on an installation, the MPs will also meet the ambulance at the gate and escort it onto the installation.

German first responders will triage and transport patients to the nearest emergency room that can treat the injury or condition.

If you go to a German clinic or hospital without a referral as a Tricare Prime patient, you are required to call the International SOS emergency line at 0800-181-8505 (toll-free from Germany) or their international line at civ. 0044-20-8762-8133.

Time may be a critical factor during a medical emergency. Getting familiar with host nation emergency care options before an emergency is recommended.