Corona virus: Information for patients and further information

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. Please do not enter the NCT if one of the symptoms mentioned below or contact to a person infected with Covid-19 applies to you. In this case, please reach out to the NCT via telephone only.

We know that these measures demand a lot from you as a patient. Nevertheless, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation in order to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

Surgical face masks mandatory

Patients are obliged to wear a surgical face mask at all times while within the NCT. Textile masks are not permitted. We would like to ask you to bring your own surgical mask, which can be bought at pharmacies and other locations. Please abide to this regulation – in exceptions, in case you do not have a mask on you, we can provide one for you.

Corona rapid testing in Day Clinic 1

Starting 23 November 2020, patients in day clinic 1 (TK1) will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) through rapid testing during their appointment. You will receive further information during your appointment. For now, rapid testing only applies to TK1 and is expected to be expanded soon. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Appointments only without accompanying person

Due to the current pandemic developments, the UKHD task force has decided that patients may now only enter the building unaccompanied. Exceptions to this are only ordered by a doctor (e.g. interpreters or accompaniment for patients with cognitive impairment). Admission to the NCT is controlled by additional security personnel at the entrance of the building.

Relatives can be connected to the doctor's consultation via their mobile devices.


Plakat: Keine Begleitpersonen im NCT
Plakat: Kein Eintritt


Entrance area:

  • Please bring your own surgical face mask
  • Hand disinfection necessary

Coordination office ("Leitstelle"):

  • Please fill out  the "questionnaire for patients and accompanying persons"
  • Please bring your own pen

Information of the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD)
UKHD website: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/themenseite-coronavirus

Best possible patient protection through corona test before inpatient hospital stay

The Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) is expanding its preventive corona regulations in order to be able to identify patients with no symptoms in the future and to guarantee its patients and employees maximum safety: From September 16, all patients admitted to the Heidelberg University Hospital should have one provide evidence of a corona test carried out in advance. In addition, patients who cannot wear a mouth and nose protection for medical reasons are called upon to have a corona test carried out before outpatient appointments. »Read the press release from Heidelberg University Hospital


Offers from the NCT advisory services back to the usual extent

The offers of the NCT counseling services (psycho-oncology, nutritional therapy, physical activity and cancer, social service) will be available as usual this week.

The offerings of the NCT patient program "Exercise and Cancer" will be resumed (previously strength training and Nordic Walking) and gradually expanded. The OnkoAktiv network at NCT Heidelberg e.V. also carries out the mediation again.

» Overview and further information about the counseling services at NCT Heidelberg

Interruption of the exercise and physical activity program

Dear patients,

Due to the corona pandemic, we can not offer the training course "We make you strong - patient training on side effects of therapy" this year. We hope that we can start again with a new training offer in 2021. If you have any questions about side effects, please do not hesitate to contact us in the day clinics of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg.

We greet you warmly,
Your oncological nursing team at the NCT day clinics

Hygiene rules

Wash your hands

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.

NCT events

Due to the corona pandemic, we offer our event as online seminars until the end of the year. We monitor the situation and adapt our formats flexibly if necessary. If a face-to-face event should be possible again, we will inform you at: www.nct-heidelberg.de/veranstaltungen

The event "Interdisciplinary Wednesday Training" for physicians and scientists is offered weekly as an online seminar. Informations in the event calender: www.nct-heidelberg.de/events. If you have any questions, please contact: nct.events@nct-heidelberg.de

General information