I am not a member of Barmer but I am interested in membership.
The chat is open Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 19:30 and on Friday from 08:00 to 18:30.
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You can contact Barmer from within Germany or from abroad. The Barmer telephone hotline is in English language and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for free, fast, expert advice on any questions you have regarding your insurance coverage.
Do you need to locate a doctor who speaks your preferred language or enquire about the many benefits available to you as a BARMER member? Our advisors are always happy to support you via chat (only in German).
Do you need a form or do you have a question regarding your health insurance coverage? You can send a message to us here. We would be happy to call you back if you prefer.
To the Barmer email form (German)
As a member you can use the members' area Meine Barmer. Here you manage all your details online – from submitting applications and changing details to printing certificates. All you need ist to register and to create an account.
Meine Barmer (German)
Our offices are open again. We look forward to your visit.
You have the option of arranging an appointment for a personal consultation with our offices - either by calling our hotline or filling out our contact form (German).
* On weekdays from 8:01 PM to 6:59 AM, weekends and national public holidays, our telephone hotline is operated by our partner vitaservices. The company’s team is specially trained in matters surrounding social insurance. We have specifically chosen them to ensure that you receive the best service possible outside of our business hours. The protection of your data is of course ensured.
Good health is a precious commodity. Preventive healthcare and access to the best available medical treatments are essential to our quality of life. That‘s why at Barmer, we take healthcare to the next level – by providing our members with award-winning services and a wide range of extra benefits. Barmer is your gateway to one of the best healthcare systems in the world, with German hospitals and physicians offering the highest quality of care available. As a patient, you can even choose which doctor or specialist you wish to visit. In Germany, health insurance, long-term care insurance, accident insurance, pension insurance and unemployment insurance are mandatory. Around 9 million members place their trust in Barmer. And there are many reasons for you to do the same.
We apply for your social security and health insurance number (it takes around 3-5 days to receive the numbers).
Within the next 24 hours you will get a welcome e-mail including a certificate of membership and exclusive information regarding how the social security system in Germany works! Please note: If you send the form late on Friday/Saturday/Sunday you will receive an answer on Monday.
What services does Barmer pay for? How can I find a doctor? Answers to many questions can be found in our FAQ section.
Hi! I am Dieter and I will guide you through the jungle of health insurance. Let me ensure that the process will be as smooth and seamless as possible.
Director & Expat Support