Inpatient treatment

Approximately 60 of our departments have a specialist clinical focus and offer specialist treatment methods. This allows us to provide effective treatment even in the most complex cases. 

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Inpatient Care

With almost 60 specialty clinics and several locations, the Charité offers a plethora of treatments and methods aimed at handling all types of cases, including difficult ones. In order to best bring together our medical competencies, the clinics are organized into Charité Centers.  This structure, as well as the associated interdisciplinary environment, benefits our patients, ensuring that they receive optimal care. To learn more about what happens in the individual clinics, please click on Quality report or visit the homepage of the respective Department.



Inpatient Admissions

Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum

On Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK), there is no centralized Inpatient Admissions Office. Please see our staff in your prospective ward to complete the necessary steps and formalities.

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Campus Charité Mitte (CCM)

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Main Ward Building, Charité-Campus-Klinik and Dermatology

Central Inpatient Admissions Office

The central inpatient admission is situated in the lobby near the entrance at No. 64 Luisenstraße (Location plan) and is opened from 6:30 am to 5:45 pm.

Ward M120 (Main Ward Building)

Please see our staff at the reception area on Level 20 of the Main Ward Building. 


Please see our staff in your prospective ward to complete the necessary steps and formalities.

Infectiology (wards M147i/ MIN-148/ M149A)

Please see our staff at the reception area of the Department for Infectiology which is situated at No. 10 Virchowweg / No. 3 Sauerbruchweg (Location plan).

Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF)

All wards except Psychiatry

Central Inpatient Admissions Office 

Our central inpatient admissions office is situated in the lobby near the entrance Klingsorstraße (map) and is opened from 6:15 am to 2:30 pm 


Please see our staff in your prospective ward to complete the necessary steps and formalities

Checklist - In order to be admitted as an inpatient, please bring the following documentation:

  • Your insurance card (and, where appropriate, confirmation of co-payment exemption),
  • Current and valid photo ID,
  • Inpatient referral letter,
  • Confirmation that your insurance will cover the cost of your treatment, or a hospital referral letter stamped/approved by your insurance provider

For impatient treatment, you need

  • Physician´s reports and X-rays, if any

Should you have questions regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff from the relevant Admissions Office.

Discharge management: discharge from hospital

The planning of your discharge begins on the day of your admission. The aim of this process, which we refer to as 'discharge management', is to ensure a safe transfer to your home or another health care provider. Therefore, we will start assessing the extent to which your discharge needs to be managed on the day of your admission and will continue to assess this at regular intervals.

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Individualized discharge planning

Your treatment team, consisting of nursing staff, patient managers, social workers, and physicians, will work with you to plan your impending discharge and/or any further care required. As part of this process, we will collate comprehensive information on your individual needs, and pass this on to the relevant health care providers.

The whole process is increasingly being overseen by our patient managers, who will also act as your main point of contact on the ward. If necessary, you will also receive support and advice from other experts and therapists, including wound managers, physiotherapists, dietitians, and psychologists.

In many cases, our social care team will play an active role. This may include:

  • Providing advice on and arranging rehabilitation measures, outpatient/inpatient care services
  • Clarifying to what extent costs will be covered by health/long-term care insurance policies or   pension payments 
  • Providing support during the application process (level of care required, disability, mobility aids etc.)

Discharge to home

If you need to be cared for by a relative/relatives after you are discharged, we will be able to provide them with any training they may require (such as the correct way to change dressings or administer injections). If necessary, we will also arrange in-home care by trained staff (e.g. home health care providers, nursing consultants, domestic assistance), and deliveries of specialist products/mobility aids from suppliers of mobility and health care products.

Discharge to another health care facility

If you require further or follow-up treatment, we will also make all the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth transfer to the relevant health care facility (hospital/specialized geriatric hospital, rehabilitation center, care home, hospice care, assisted living).

You decide

When selecting your follow-on care providers, we will respect your wishes and your right to decide what is appropriate.

We are committed to keeping your personal data safe: you decide whether we are permitted to pass on any of the data required to manage your discharge to those providing your follow-on care and/or your health insurance provider (or other payer). For further information, please refer to our 'Discharge management – information for patients'.

It is of course entirely up to you to decide the timing and manner of your discharge. Should you decide to leave the hospital early, and against medical advice, you will be doing so at your own risk. Please be advised that the hospital will not be liable for any adverse effects you may suffer as a result (see General Terms & Conditions (Allgemeine Vertragsbedingungen).

Last updated: 08/2017