If you are
prescribed medication for the first time, it is only permitted to issue you
day supply. This is a legally enforced scheme to prevent waste, as a new drug
may not be effective or have adverse effects. You would then be prescribed alternative
medication and the first drug would no longer be used.
to this "15-day scheme" there is further legislation for the supply
of medicines. Most medication can be supplied for up to 3 months. There are
some exceptions. The contraceptive pill may be supplied for up to 6 months;
sleeping pills and tranquilizers for up to 1 month. In consultation with your
doctor, a shorter period can be prescribed. You would then only be issued with
medication for this shorter period.
are not exempt from prescription charges, will be required to pay for the
initial issue, but not for the supply over the 15 day period. However,
prescription charges will apply if alternative medication is prescribed.
If you have any questions regarding the above
please contact the Medical Admin Unit Staff on 0455 26 2497.
The requirement to pay for and display a valid environmental sticker in your
private vehicle when visiting cities in Germany is applicable to all Service
and Civilian personnel. The nearest TUV location to JFC Brunssum where these
can be obtained is approx. 10km:
TÜV Rheinland Prüfstelle Herzogenrath-MerksteinAm Wasserturm 36, 52134 Herzogenrath, GermanyPhone:+49 2406 66880 Further information can be found at the following
link: Click Here