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 you have contracted Covid-19 or have been in contact to a person infected with Covid-19. In this case, please reach out to the NCT via telephone only.

For patients who are currently already oncologically connected and would like to present themselves for a second opinion at the NCT Heidelberg, there may be occasional delays due to the current situation (corona). We ask for your understanding.

We know that these measures demand a lot from you as a patient and also your relatives. Nevertheless, please understand that these guidelines are important for all of us: because our patients, who often suffer from serious illnesses and therefore belong to the risk groups, are particularly vulnerable. Equally important is the protection of our employees who ensure the treatment and care of our patients. We do everything we can to be able to provide our patients with maximum care, so we ask you to observe the following regulations.

Vaccinated – tested – recovered

Patients that have not been vaccinated, require a maximally 24 hour old rapid antigen test. The only exception to this rule is if a negative PCR was done not later than on the prior day. Antigen test results from certified test centers or schools are accepted. Please bring your vaccine certificate or otherwise a negative result of an antigen test. Further details, e.g. on definitions of recovered and vaccinated, can be found here.

There is also the possibility to get tested in test containers in front of the clinics. Note: Online registration in advance and a smartphone to show the generated QR code are required for this: The locations (e.g. head clinic) and opening hours of the test containers can also be found on this website: Register online. A list of all test centers in Heidelberg can be found here.


COVID-19 infection within the last 14 days

To protect our patients, the following applies in the event of a COVID infection within the last 14 days:

  • Outpatient areas: Presentation of a negative rapid antigen test required
  • Day care units (Day clinics): Presentation of a negative PCR test required (please consult your attending physician)

FFP2 face masks mandatory

Patients are obliged to wear a FFP2 face mask at all times while within the NCT. Textile masks or surgical masks are not permitted. We would like to ask you to bring your own FFP2 mask, which can be bought at pharmacies and other locations. Please abide to this regulation – in exceptions, in case you do not have a FFP2 mask on you, we can provide one for you.

Corona rapid testing in day clinics 1 and 2

No accompanying persons are allowed in Day Clinic 1 (TK1) and Day Clinic 2 (TK2). Your "3G" proof will be checked at the entrance and proceed as follows:

  1. Vaccinated or recovered and brought daily rapid test (max. 24 h old): Go to the TK control center. No further rapid test will be performed.
  2. Vaccinated or recovered, without daily updated rapid test: Go to the TK control center and receive a daily updated rapid test.
  3. Not vaccinated and not recovered: You must bring an official, daily updated rapid test (max. 24 h old).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Accompanying persons at the NCT

Due to the current pandemic developments, the UKHD has decided that patients of the day clinic (Tagesklinik) may only enter the building unaccompanied. Patients in the outpatient clinic may bring max. one accompanying person. Exceptions to this can only be ordered by a physician. Accompanying persons need to provide a proof of 3G to enter the building.

Access control to the NCT Heidelberg is carried out by additional security personnel at the entrance to the building.

Relatives can also join the physician's consultation via their mobile devices.

Offers from the NCT advisory services and the NCT patient program "Exercise and Cancer"

The offers of the NCT counseling services (psycho-oncology, nutritional therapy, physical activity and cancer, social service) will also be available during the lockdown. On the websites of the individual services, you can find out whether and to what extent there are restrictions in individual cases.

You can contact us if you have any questions.

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

Entrance area:

  • Please bring your own FFP2 face mask
  • Hand disinfection necessary
  • You are welcome to use the LUCA App at the NCT

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

Regulations for inpatients and visitors of inpatients

The Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) would like to guarantee its patients and employees maximum safety. »Please read and adhere to our regulations at UKHD.

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