How does it operate?
In October 2018, a so-called “clearing house” took on the task of offering healthcare assistance to anyone, regardless of their residence status. This not only included refugees and migrants, but anyone without health insurance. It is run by the Berlin City Mission and financed by the city’s governing Senate with a budget of around 1.5 million euros per year. Those seeking help are referred to different clinics and medical practices that have agreed to cooperate with the clearing house.