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Information on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and its overall management touch on a broad array of issues. We kindly request that patients and visitors consult our information regarding the rules currently in place at Charité.

Please go to our dedicated SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 page or see below for information with direct relevance to you.

SARS-CoV-2 – What to do if you are worried you may have the virus?

Are you worried you may have contracted the virus?

  • Our FAQs will provide you with information on SARS-CoV-2 testing, dedicated test centers in Berlin and our coronavirus video consultation service.
  • Information on the coronavirus and advice regarding actions you should be taking are also available via the CovApp.

Information for outpatients and inpatients

Given the continued increase in COVID-19 patients being admitted to normal wards and intensive care units, Charité is introducing further measures. Until January 22th, clinical services will be reduced to an ‘emergencies only’ level. This means that only essential treatments will be provided, all elective procedures will be canceled.

Face coverings

Pursuant to the enhanced infection control measures introduced by the Senate of Berlin to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, Charité implemented a mandatory face coverings rule for all patients and their family members on 27 April 2020. Please consult our information on current rules regarding face coverings in both inpatient and outpatient areas.


Packing for your inpatient stay

Please ensure you are aware of current visitor restrictions and pack accordingly. You will not be permitted to receive visitors and be unable to have personal items dropped off for you. Exceptions will only be made in cases of emergency admission.
Please consult our checklist detailing what you should bring with you into hospital.


Only in exceptional cases will outpatients be permitted to bring an accompanying visitor.

As a rule, patients attending an outpatient appointment must do so unaccompanied. Outpatients will only be permitted to bring one person to their appointment if:

  • they require physical assistance,
  • they are underage,
  • they have undergone an examination/procedure and are not permitted to leave the hospital unaccompanied,
  • their language skills are insufficient, and they require an interpreter (which the hospital is unable to provide),
  • they are being accompanied by their court-appointed carer (proof required).

Hospital Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

In addition to its role in research and teaching, the Hospital's fundamental mission also includes the care and treatment of patients. With 692,920 outpatient cases and 152,693 inpatient cases a year, Charité treats more patients than any other university hospital in Germany and, as a result, is able to draw on a wealth of experience and expertise. 

As a tertiary care institution, Charité is able to offer treatments for a diverse range of medical conditions. The hospital comprises approximately 100 different clinics and departments covering the entire spectrum of modern medicine. From allergy and immunology to vascular surgery, our diagnostic and treatment options set a benchmark for other health care providers.

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