A building of the LVR Clinic Langenfeld, ©CC0/Ritter-pitter

Which are the best clinics for the treatment of depression in Germany? 19 excellent hospitals are listed here.

The number of patients that seek treatment for a mental illness has risen continuously over the last ten years. Nevertheless, there is a broad range of treatment options which can be successful if the illness is detected at an early stage. The choice of the clinic is therefore an important aspect, as not all hospitals can offer high-quality individual treatment.

All of the hospitals listed below offer psychotherapeutic measures for the treatment of depression for patients from Germany and abroad. Optimal treatment is ensured through state-of-the-art treatment options as well as experienced doctors.

19 Excellent Clinics for Depression

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)International Office
LVR Clinic BonnBonn1081No
LVR Clinic LangenfeldLangenfeld884No
BG Clinic Bergmannstrost HalleHalle (Saale)655No
Alexianer St. Josephs Hospital Berlin-WeißenseeBerlin634No
Asklepios Speicalist Clinic BrandenburgBrandenburg an der Havel570No
Schön Clinic Bad ArolsenBad Arolsen543No
Nürnberg Nord ClinicNürnberg526Yes
Psychosomatic Clinic Bad NeustadtBad Neustadt473No
Clinic am WeissenhofWeinsberg470No
Konstanz ClinicKonstanz463No
University Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg450Yes
Christophsbad Clinic GöppingenGöppingen435No
König-Ludwigs-Haus ClinicWürzburg420No
University Hospital MünsterMünster414Yes
LVR Clinic EssenEssen389No
St. Marien Hospital EickelHerne379No
LWL Clinic LengerichLengerich362No
Center for Psychiatry ReichenauReichenau357No
LWL Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy LippstadtLippstadt352No

The name of the Clinic is displayed per mouse-over

This is how the clinic list was created:

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with depression (ICD F32), because only hospitals that treat depression on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least at 80 percent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK and BARMER in cooperation with the “Weisse Liste”. Every year, almost half a million of insured people are being questioned about their hospital stay.
  • Good Hygiene! All the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures have been taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.

This is just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.