Finding a doctor / dentist in Graz

English speaking doctors and dentists in Graz

One of the most common questions when moving to Graz is how to find a doctor that speaks your language and accepts your health insurance.

I find most doctors here can speak basic English, some better than others. But you may need some German to make an appointment with the receptionist.

The very useful Doctor Search can help you find a doctor that speaks your language and also search by specialty, location, health insurance etc. (In German but you can always use Google Web translator to navigate in English).

Most doctors will state on their websites which health insurances they accept. Keep in mind a ‘Wahlarzt’ (Private) doesn’t accept any and will invoice you directly. You can then claim back part of the cost with your health insurance provider. Once advantage of a private doctor is a shorter wait time for an appointment and less time too in the waiting room.

You are eligible for a free annual check up once a year. Here is a general explanation for Austrian’s healthcare system and also the private insurances available. Also remember to always take your e-card with you to medical appointments and hospitals. You can read more how the e-card works here.

For mammograms, you can read more here about Austria’s early detection program for breast cancer and how to schedule a free appointment. If you pregnant, here’s a useful guide and you can find a list of midwives below who speak English.

If you need a doctor out of hours, you can visit the Ärztenotdienst clinic at Marburger Kai 51, 8010 Graz (city center). They are open weekdays 7 pm to 7 am and all day weekends. Telephone 141. If you are too ill to get there, they can send a doctor to you. (In emergency for an ambulance call 144).

If you need a doctor out of hours for a child, there is also an emergency pediatrician / kinderartz (location varies) available on weekends and holidays between 9 am – 1 pm through KIJNO.

If you need medical advice you can call 1450 Die Gesundheitsnummer to speak to a medical professional who will offer free advice over the phone. They can also help determine if you need a doctor or an ambulance.

If you don’t have any health insurance coverage you can receive free basic medical care at the Caritas Clinic on Mariengasse 24 (entrance Kleiststrasse 73) Mon – Fri 12:00 – 14:00.

You can search for a dentist that speaks your language here (and also sort by insurance, neighourhood etc).

If you are looking for a pharmacy (Apotheke) outside of normal hours (nights, Sundays or public holidays) the local pharmacies take it in turn to stay open. You can search here to find one open near you- use the red box ‘Apotheke Suche’ , type in address and look for ‘Bereitschaft’.

Here are a few of mine and recommendations from members of the IWA and Women in Graz for English speaking doctors / dentists etc. (Confirm they take your insurance before visiting as information can change).

Hausartz / Allgemeinmedizin /General doctor

Dr. Ulrike Stelzl Marktgasse 5 (St Peter / St Leonard) all insurances

Dr. Faissal Keilani  Zanklstrasse 51 (Gösting) accepts all insurances

Dr. Elisabeth Krainer Merangasse 48 (St Leonard) accepts all insurances

Dr. Astrid Herbst Petrifelderstraße 21 (St Peter) all insurances

Dr. Klaus Pribitzer Morellengeldgasse (St Leonhard) 4/I private (also specialises in sports medicine)

Dr. Michaela Grillitsch Südtirolerplatz 16 (Lend) accepts all insurances

Frauen Artz (GYOBN)

Dr. Michaela Wiegele Attemsgasse 17 (University) BVA, SVA and KFA

Dr. Susanne Schneuber-Freidl Schanzelgasse 42 (St Leonard) private (specialises in fertility issues)

Dr. Andrea Janach Parkstraße 11 (Geidorf) private

Dr. Elke Hörmann Berthold-Linder-Weg 15 (Ragnitz) private

Dr. Michael Perschler Hamerlinggasse 6 (city center) all insurances

Dr. Franjo Zivkovic Schumanngasse 3/1 (St. Leonhard) BVA, GKK, KFA

Dr. Gudrun Lorenz-Eberhardt Langegasse 30 /2 (Geidorf) private

Dr. Roswitha Wessely Leonhardstraße 89 (St Leonhard)

Hebamme / Midwives

Cathrin Winkle

Isabelle Suppan

Verena Panzitt

Juliana Hörmaier

Hebammenpraxis Gösting – Das Geburtshaus in der Steiermark

Hebammenteam Graz

Wilkommen in Leben

prenatal classes in English

For post-partum depression or general advice during pregnancy and after the birth, you can contact the Beratungszentrum für Schwangere at Caritas. They have a good network of professionals who can help.

Tanja Liebl is also a midwife / therapist and specialises in post-partum depression

Fertility Clinics

Sterignost Linsengasse 46, 9020 Klagenfurt

( Sterignost fertility clinic has one of the highest success rates in Austria (much higher than the clinic at Uni Graz). The staff is incredibly kind and friendly, going out of their way for their patients, and they speak fluent English, Italian and Croatian as well as German. They also do Skype consultations.)

Orthopedic

Josef Raschid Hugo-Wolf-Gasse 8c (Geidorf) accepts all insurances

Dermatologist

Dr. Evgenia Galli-Novak Mozartgasse 4 (Geidorf) private

Dr Navysany St. Peter-Hauptstraße 50 (St Peters) private

Dr. Bernd Leinweber Beethovenstraße 5 (Geidorf) accepts all insurances

Dr. Ralf Ludwig Plüddemanngasse 15 (St Peter) accepts all insurances

Dr. Renate Schöllnast Friedrich-Hebbel-Gasse 4 (St Leonard) private

Dr. Kokol Rosenberggasse 6c/0/1 (Geidorf) private

Dr. Müllegger Nibelungengasse 66 (St Leonhard) private

Neurologists

Dr. Monika Scarpatetti Schießstattgasse 6 (city center) accepts KFA, private

Kinderartz / Pediatrician / Kids

Dr. Bernhard Heinzl Rechbauerstraße 6 (St Leonhard)

Psychology / Psychiatry

Dr. Gesine Schmücker-Schüßler Schillerstrasse 24 (St Leonhard) private

Dr. Susanne Haas-Hasiba Jakominiplatz 1 (city center)

Dr. Susanne Hattinger Janneckweg 9 (Waltendorf) private

Dr. Gerhard Wieselmann
Facharzt fur psychiatrie und Neurologie Privatklinik der Kreuzschwestern
Kreuzgasse 35 (Geidorf) private

Psychosoziales Zentrum have good therapists

Zahnartz / Dentists

Dr.Bernd Matschy Murgasse 4/1 (city center) accepts all insurances

Dr. Georg Bertha Schönaugasse 76 (Jakomini) accepts all insurances

Dr. Mark Ebersbach Theodor-Körner-Straße 31/3 (Geidorf) accepts all insurances

DDr. Ferra Kaiserfeldgasse 13 (city center) accepts all insurances

Dr. Eva Gomsi St. Peter Hauptstrasse 35c (St Peter) accepts all insurances

Dr. Martin Ladentrog Langegasse 30 (Geidorf) private


Augenartz / Eye doctors

Dr. Corinna Rathei Jakoministraße 3-5 (city center) accepts BVA, SVA, KFA

Dr. Renate Hanselmayer Burgring 6 (City center) accepts all insurances

Dr. Martin Eckhardt Plüddemanngasse 104/I (Waltendorf) accepts all insurances

Dr. Werner Hesse Schlögelgasse 3 (city center) accepts all insurances

Massage Therapists

Patrick Hödl – the body balance Fachinstitut für Massage und Gesundheit
Heinrichstraße 23 (Geidorf) accepts all insurances

Homeopathy

Dr Herta Hiebaum Reichsstraße 124 (Andritz)


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