The e-prescription for Germany is on its way!

Save time and unnecessary trips – with the new e-prescription.

Receive and manage prescriptions easily via app – thanks to the e-prescription.
The key to the e-prescription:

The e-prescription app

In order to be able to receive and redeem prescriptions electronically, those with statutory health insurance need the gematik e-prescription app - it is called "The e-prescription".


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These are the advantages of the e-prescription

The e-prescription saves unnecessary trips

Losing prescription slips? This can no longer happen with the gematik e-prescription app. It stores all e-prescriptions securely. And if you need a simple follow-up prescription in the current billing quarter, you can also save yourself a trip: because a further visit to the doctor becomes unnecessary if the practice transmits the follow-up prescription directly digitally to the app.

E-prescription app finds the right pharmacy

On the way to work, while shopping or simply on the go: with the e-prescription app, patients can find exactly the pharmacy they need at any location. The app knows current opening hours and also knows whether a pharmacy offers a messenger service – for example, because you are currently restricted in movement.

More convenient access to medication thanks to e-prescription

Via the e-prescription app, insured persons can simply send the prescription to their desired pharmacy. So they can find out if they have a certain drug in stock and save time. Insured persons can also pre–order medicines from home and then pick them up or have them delivered - when and how it suits them best.

Redeem prescriptions for loved ones

Many insured persons have relatives in need of care, for whom the journey to the doctor or to the pharmacy is too arduous. With the e-prescription app, you can pick up prescribed medications for these relatives or even the neighbor, if the latter also have an electronic health card with a PIN. With the family function, insured persons can call up the prescriptions for other people in their own e-prescription app at their express request and redeem them at the pharmacy.

With the e-prescription, data is safe

From the doctor's office to the pharmacy, e-prescriptions are encrypted several times during digital transmission and stored securely. This protects you from unauthorized access. Only those who are in possession of the prescription code for an e-prescription can also retrieve it: in addition to the issuing doctor's office and the pharmacy where the prescription is redeemed, this is only the person for whom the prescription is intended. In addition, this person can of course pass the recipe code on to a person of their choice.

Using the e-prescription without a smartphone

Ask for a printout
  • If you want, you can take a printout of the prescription to the doctor’s office as usual.
  • The slip is no longer pink like it used to be, but it contains all the important information about the prescription and a prescription code.
  • Due to the digital signature, the printout is also valid without a manual signature.
  • The specialist staff at the pharmacy scans the prescription code and you can then take your medication with you or order it.
  • You can see what an e-prescription printout looks like here

The e-prescription makes life easier

Dr. med. Detlef K. – Specialist doctor

The main advantage for the patient is that they have the e-prescription on their mobile phone straight away, they can take it with them, they always have it with them, they no longer have a paper form, they can choose their pharmacy and they have a high degree of prescription security with regard to the prescribed medicines.

Konstantin L. – Pharmacist

I supplied Berlin’s first e-prescription at the Feurig pharmacy as part of Berlin’s Digital Health Future Region (ZDG) model project and have since supplied numerous other e-prescriptions. Using e-prescriptions to dispense medications works very well and appeals especially to the younger clientele. We want to strengthen our customers’ trust and acceptance of these digital solutions in the pharmacy and hope to continue to make an important contribution to this.

Detlev S. – Insurance subscriber

With the e-prescription, I hope to simplify procedures via a continuous process from issuing the prescription to receiving the medication. No matter where I am – whether in the office, at home or even on holiday. No unnecessary double trips, and thus more time for the things that really matter.

By participating in the beta test, I would like to contribute to a patient-oriented system. I’m hoping for a simple and intuitive app that will be accepted and used by all age groups.

Stephanie K. - Insurance subscriber

My hope is that the electronic prescription will make everything a bit easier, that you can go to the pharmacy much more flexibly with your mobile phone and it doesn’t matter whether you have that one important piece of paper with you.