The e-prescription for Germany is on its way!

How the e-prescription app works:

Illustration eines Arztes beim Ausstellen eines E-Rezepts. Vor ihm ein aufgeklappter Laptop.
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Illustration eines Arztes beim Ausstellen eines E-Rezepts. Vor ihm ein aufgeklappter Laptop.

Issuing the e-prescription

You attend the dentist’s or doctor’s surgery or a video consultation. After the examination, the healthcare professional will issue you with an electronic prescription for the prescribed medication.

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Receiving the e-prescription

A prescription code is automatically created for each e-prescription, which you need in order to redeem it at the pharmacy. You can either open this code directly in the e-prescription app or receive it as a printout from your surgery.

Illustration eines Kassenscanners, wie sie unter anderem in Apotheken genutzt werden
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Illustration eines Kassenscanners, wie sie unter anderem in Apotheken genutzt werden

Either redeem the e-prescription directly in store...

Show the prescription code either in the e-prescription app or on the printout at the pharmacy and receive your medication.

Illustration einer Apothekerin, die eine Medikamentenschachtel übergibt
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Illustration einer Apothekerin, die eine Medikamentenschachtel übergibt

... or redeem the e-prescription digitally

Select your pharmacy and how you want to receive your medications: reservation, delivery service or by mail order.

The e-prescription app for download

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".

 

Download now for free:

  • And what about security?
    • Forgery-proof, thanks to qualified electronic signature
    • Secure storage in the telematics infrastructure, the network for health data in Germany
    • Only you, the issuing surgery and an authorised pharmacy may view your prescription