Das E-Rezept

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About this app

With this app you can:
• Import recipes via scan
• Receive paperless prescriptions
• Redeem prescriptions, whether on site or digitally.

Your advantages are:

fewer ways

With the app, you can receive the e-prescription digitally and assign it to a pharmacy of your choice. You can pick up your order on site or request delivery by courier or shipping.

Goodbye paperwork

Lost or illegible paper prescriptions are now a thing of the past. From the doctor's prescription to receiving the medication, everything is 100% digital.

Full flexibility

With the e-prescription app, you can determine how the prescription is filled: either in a local pharmacy or in an online pharmacy.

Safe and discreet

Your prescription data is accessible via the prescription code and can only be viewed by you in the app and authorized pharmacies in their system.

An app for (almost) everyone

Anyone with statutory health insurance in Germany can use the e-prescription and this app. Privately insured will follow. The e-prescription has been tested in practice since summer 2021. The e-prescription rollout in Westphalia-Lippe and Schleswig-Holstein will start on September 1, 2022. Outside of the regionally supported e-prescription rollout, the e-prescription can be used nationwide in (dental) medical practices and hospitals to prescribe medicines. Because from September 1, 2022, pharmacies throughout Germany will be able to redeem e-prescriptions and settle accounts with health insurance companies.

who we are

We connect healthcare. Secure.
gematik GmbH designs the telematics infrastructure – the network that connects the participants in the German healthcare system. You probably know us – we are also responsible for your health card. gematik GmbH is 51% owned by the Federal Ministry of Health. The other parts are accounted for by the Federal Medical Association, the Federal Dental Association, the German Association of Pharmacists, the German Hospital Society, the Central Association of Statutory Health Insurance, the Association of Private Health Insurance, the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists.

How the e-prescription works

If your doctor has prescribed you medication, he has previously printed it out on site. This expression can now be omitted - the recipe is saved on a server. This app is there so that you can conveniently access the recipe.
If you want to retrieve recipes, the server will ask you for your identity. You hold your health card to your smartphone, enter the card's PIN - and you will be granted access to the e-prescription server. Or you identify yourself with the app of your health insurance company. All recipes are then synchronized between app and server.
You can either redeem prescriptions with the prescription code in the local pharmacy. Or send it to pharmacies via the app - for example to reserve the medication, order a courier, or have the medication sent to you.

How secure the e-prescription and the e-prescription app are

Extensive analyzes to be carried out continuously parallel to the development have been agreed with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The expert opinions commissioned confirm that the applications meet gematik's security and data protection requirements. There is ongoing coordination with the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI). The source code of the e-prescription systems is published.

gematik GmbH
Friedrichstrasse 136
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 400 41-0
Fax: +49 30 400 41-111
Updated on
Feb 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted