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24/7 Pharmacy!

Thanks to WM for posting this on the LiGK FB page! “Here’s a live and learn:  There’s at least one Apotheke open in Kreis Heinsberg, 24 hours a day.  They publish the schedule in the Wed. paper or you can stop into  any Apotheke and get the 2011 calendar for your fridge (which totally beats […]

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Gluten-Free in Germany!

Reader Resources… Thankfully, we all have the internet to go to and our nice APO addresses to ship to; however, it’s nice to have something immediate and close, so here’s a start.  If you know of a health food store for special health concerns, let us know! DM:  In Gangelt and Aachen, DM carries gluten-free […]

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Medical Care List: Quick Reference

Reader Contribution… BIG thanks to the reader who put this together! What a great resource. This is one to print and keep one at home and one in your car for emergencies. Hospitals in Netherlands: Atrium Hospital Heerlen (sees Children!) Henri Dunantstraat 5 T: 0031 (045) 576 66 66 or 0031-45-577-8844 Orbis Medisch CentrumDr. H. […]

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A Local Hospital Stay

Things happen and fortunately we have a pretty good support system over here with our own clinic and a wide network of Tricare accepting doctors both on the German and Dutch sides of the border. Medicine IS different though and it’s good to have some idea of what you might be getting yourself into. Here […]

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Medical/Dental/Eye Care 101

Medical Care: Is there a hospital on base? There is a U.S. Clinic on the Geilenkirchen N.A.T.O. base that serves Americans from GK, Schinnen, and Brunnsum. The doctors there are family practice doctors that will see your entire family. This is where you’ll go for routine care, immunizations, and referrals. If you have a medical […]

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Fertility Help

Reader Contribution… Moving to Germany can be overwhelming, especially if your family is facing issues with fertility. Couples that find themselves in this situation can take some comfort knowing that other Americans have faced this challenge while living overseas. Once you have been diagnosed with infertility, be sure to talk through options with staff at […]

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Contact Lenses

Via the internet (the cheaper method): http://www.1800contacts.com/They do not require contact/a faxed script from your optometrist for APO orders. I looked around for a coupon online and found one for free shipping, which also saved me a few dollars. (google: “1800contacts coupon codes”) Local: Pearle in Sittard (recommended by more than one person)They are in […]

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Local Medical Facilities – Phone List

470th Medical Flight Dental Clinic The Dental Clinic’s most important mission is to ensure service members assigned in the Tri-border area are “fit to fight”. The dental clinic assists units with dental readiness requirements by sending reports to commanders to alert them to the dental status of their troops.  Complete dental service is available to […]

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