With a little planning it is easy to stay in touch with friends and loved ones when you are being treated at the clinic.


The nuclear medicine ward has WiFi - you will need to ask one of the nurses for the current code.  You should familiarize yourself with how to enter a WiFi security code (sometimes called a password) in the wireless connection section of your computer. NEW SUMMER of 2012: Patients are now asked to pay 3 Euro per day for Wi-Fi. This may also apply to people trying to use the Wi-Fi in the lobby. We  do not have actual policy yet, but patients tell us that at Finance when checking in you are asked to either pay a 150 Euro deposit, out of which the 3 Euro charge per day will be taken, or you can leave your passport with Finance and pay your actual Wi-Fi bill at discharge. Advice to Americans - do not give up passport.

The Zentralklinik lobby has Wi-Fi, but we do not know about paying for access by persons other than patients. We suggest that you ask one of the people at the reception desk for the current procedure to access Wi-Fi in the lobby. Access from the lobby will allow caregivers with a patient to easily skype during the time that the patient is confined to the Ward, especially if the caregiver is staying in a hospital guest room or at the Kindergarten guest rooms.

While the nuclear medicine section of the clinic and the lobby have WiFi, we do not know if the rest of the hospital has this access. We understand that the kindergarten (family accommodations nearby) does not.  Most larger hotels in Weimar have Wi-Fi, but there is usually a fee and this fee varies by hotel.