Port health services

Contact details

There are port health services (Hafenärztliche Dienste) in every large port in Germany. The respective responsibility depends on the home port of the ship.
Find a list of all the port health services in Germany with their respective contact person and details on the website of the City of Hamburg.


The port health services of the federal states perform the statutory functions of health protection at the ports. They monitor on-board hygiene and issue the appropriate documents in accordance with the International Health Regulations (IHR). Find further details on the tasks of the port health services in our section about the German flag state administration.