Corona virus: general information and information for patients

Since December 2019, the newly created virus SARS-CoV-2 from the corona virus family has been spreading. At this point we inform about protective measures for cancer patients, measures at the NCT Heidelberg and Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) to minimize the risk of infection and provide general information.

Ban on visiting and accompanying patients at NCT Heidelberg!

Due to the general situation, the NCT Heidelberg and the entire Heidelberg University Hospital have issued a ban on visiting and accompanying patients and staff in order to protect patients and staff from the corona virus SARS-CoV-2.

The following exceptions apply:

  • members of patients in the palliative ward (1 person per day)
  • mother/father of a sick child
  • accompanying a patient admitted to the emergency room
  • accompanying an elderly, frail or demented patient
  • for urgent medical reasons - the relative/visitor must clarify this with the ward team by telephone

Visitors are requested to report to the clinic gates; the side entrances will be closed.

With these measures, the University Hospital is helping to minimize the risk of infection and the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Information of the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD)
UKHD website (in german only):



Appointments for a second opinion at the NCT Heidelberg

Please note that in view of the current dynamics of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 ("coronavirus"), some health care measures are necessary to minimize the risk of infection, among others, for oncological patients. Additional visits to health care facilities must be minimized, which has an impact on the appointment of second opinions. For this reason, we are currently not always able to make second opinion appointments for patients and patients who are already receiving oncological care abroad. Each request is examined individually by our physicians and doctors. Patients and patients with newly diagnosed cancer and/or patients and patients with an urgent indication for treatment at our centre are not affected by this measure.

Information on the counseling services of NCT Heidelberg

In order to minimize the risk, the counseling services avoid personal contacts wherever possible. Counseling interviews are carried out over the phone or in writing, e.g. by e-mail. You can discuss the details and the procedure in individual cases with the employees of the respective counseling service. »Find an overview of the contact details here

All group programs will be suspended until further notice. We will inform you as soon as the situation allows the group programs to continue.

Interruption of the exercise and physical activity program

From - March 16, 2020, 2 p.m. - we stop all our exercise program up to and including Easter Monday (April 13th). We offer support via our online home training platform (registration at and encourage you to exercise regularly outside in the fresh air. From April 14th 2020 our program will probably start up again. We will inform you if there are any deviations from this schedule.

Hygiene rules

As with influenza and other acute respiratory tract infections, the so-called "coughing and sneezing etiquette", good hand hygiene and distance from the sick (approx. 1 to 2 metres) should also make transmission of the new coronavirus significantly more difficult. This means: wash hands frequently and thoroughly and dry them carefully. When sneezing or coughing, do not hold your hand, but cough up the crook of your arm or hold a disposable handkerchief in front of your mouth. Please dispose of used handkerchiefs immediately in the nearest waste bin. Please understand that for your and our safety we currently do not offer a handshake.

Cancellation: 9th NCT charity run on June 26th 2020

Spreading of the newly discovered Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 and necessary measures occupied us organizers intensively within the last weeks and days. As the consequences for the following months are hardly predictable, we have decided to cancel this year's NCT run.

Registered participants will be contacted within the next few days and informed about the reimbursement of already paid entry fees.

» Contact persons, current information and updates can also be found at

NCT events

All events at NCT Heidelberg were canceled up to and including June. We are working on virtual solutions for selected advanced training events from mid-April. We will keep you informed in the coming weeks.

General information