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Epilepsy Center Bethel Bielefeld

Epilepsy Center Bethel Bielefeld

Bielefeld, Germany

The Epilepsy Center Bethel Bielefeld is a specialized medical facility for the treatment of all types of epilepsy in patients of all age groups, including children. The medical facility works under the patronage of the Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel, whose main goal is to make life easier for people with epilepsy, special needs, and disabilities. The foundation was founded in 1987 and nowadays is known throughout the world, occupying the leading positions in Europe in the field of medical care for epilepsy patients. The center has been carrying out its successful clinical activities for more than 150 years and is proud of its outstanding achievements in the treatment of this complex pathology. In November 2020, the medical facility received the status of a university hospital specializing in the treatment of epilepsy based on Bielefeld University.

The medical facility provides all diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation measures available in modern epileptology. The treatment spectrum covers both conservative and surgical techniques. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of small patients with epilepsy. The clinic annually diagnoses and treats more than 5,000 patients who come here not only from all over Germany, but also from all over Europe. The surgeons of the center annually perform more than 100 operations of varying degrees of complexity, which indicates the invaluable experience and high professionalism of specialists.

From 2017 to 2019, the clinic underwent modernization, so at the moment the patients are receiving medical services in ultramodern conditions. The clinical practice involves the use of the very latest diagnostic and surgical equipment, which allows the doctors to guarantee the best result.

As the largest medical center of this kind in Germany, the clinic is certified by the German Society of Epileptology, and is also awarded with many prestigious quality certificates. It employs true professionals who provide high-quality medical services, and pay due attention to individual care, understanding of the experiences and needs of each patient.

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Department of Adult and Pediatric Epileptology

Christian Bien Prof. Dr. med.


Patients rooms

The patients of the Epilepsy Center Bethel Bielefeld are offered accommodation in comfortable patient rooms with light colors and modern design.

Adults are offered single and double patient rooms with an ensuite bathroom, a TV and a telephone. The patients also have a kitchenette and lounge. The electronic devices are placed near the bed. They give a signal to medical staff about deviations in the patient's health condition.

Teenagers are provided with single and double patient rooms with a shared kitchen, dining room, living room, lounge and terrace. The beds are also equipped with signaling devices.

The patient rooms in the Section of Pediatric Epileptology are under video surveillance. The diagnostic video surveillance is also carried out within 6 patient rooms. The children are accommodated in double rooms, while the children under 12 years are offered a section for 18 beds, which has a common room and a playroom.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a delicious three meals a day. There is a daily choice of meat, vegetarian and pork-free foods. Dishes are served to the patient in the room.

There is a cafe on the territory of the center, where one can drink hot and cold drinks, as well as have a snack.

Further details

Standard rooms include:



The center offers patients and their relatives pastoral counseling service, regardless of their religion or confession. In addition, the patients can attend church services, communion celebrations and blessings, which can also be held in the patient rooms.

Accompanying person

The center offers joint accommodation for parents with a child. The parents live in the same patient room with their child ("rooming in") or in a separate building for the entire period of inpatient treatment of the child. The accompanying persons of adult patients can stay in private apartments or hotels near the medical center. Our managers will help choose the most suitable options.


You may stay at the hotel of your choice during the outpatient program. Our managers will support you for selecting the best option.


Bielefeld is a self-governing city in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city was founded in 1214 by Count Hermann von Ravensberg. The University of Bielefeld is a heritage site of the city. It began its work in 1969. Today, the educational institution has the status of the largest Research Center in Germany. In addition, the city is positioning itself as a developed industrial center. It represents such industries as engineering, light industry, information technology and food production.

A symbol and one of the most significant historical monuments of the city is the Sparrenburg Castle, immersed in the greenery of the Teutoburg Forest. This amazing castle has been perfectly preserved to the present day and nowadays it is the oldest building in the city. The castle was completely restored a few years ago and its landscape garden was restored as well. The garden has preserved many ancient sculptures and other interesting structures.

A no less interesting historical object is the St. Mary's Church, which was built in the Gothic style. Part of the interior decoration of the church was preserved after many centuries, while some religious values ​​have been stored in the walls of the shrine for more than 300 years.

The historic Old Market Square, next to which one can also find many interesting sites, is a great place for walking. The center of the square houses a beautiful fountain, whereas next to it one can see the ensemble of historical buildings. For connoisseurs of museum exhibits, the city offers several interesting and original museums. One of the most impressive of them is the Farmhouse Museum. Its opening took place in 1917, and nowadays a collection of unique exhibits reflecting the life of past years has been collected in this huge open-air museum.