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Everything you need to stay healthy

Your start in Germany: With top health insurance and services

You are moving to Germany soon and are looking for a health insurance? Around 9 million members place their trust in Barmer. And there are many reasons for you to do the same: 

  • Free choice of doctor and hospital: In the event of illness, Barmer members can choose freely between all registered medical practitioners and hospitals.
  • 24/7 English Service HotlineCall our English-speaking advisors directly whenever you have questions or require support. We are always happy to assist you.
  • Sick pay: Barmer is here for you when you‘re unable to work for an extended period of time due to illness or injury. 
  • Free family insurance cover: With Barmer, you pay a single contribution – no matter how big your family is. This means that your spouse or partner and your children are are co-insured free of charge.
  • Teeth: Healthy teeth are priceless. BARMER covers the costs for dental treatment and check-ups – without time limit and in accordance with statutory provisions and non-statutory benefits.
  • Digital: Manage your health insurance online with the Barmer-App: You can download your health insurance certificate, make changes to your personal details, fill out forms and upload your sick notes from wherever you are.

Become a Barmer member in three simple steps:

  • A green check mark in the sense of it's done

    Step 1: Complete the Barmer application form

    Applying for Barmer membership is easy. Simply complete the online application form or call our hotline. 

     
  • A green check mark in the sense of it's done

    Step 2: We take care of the paperwork.

    We apply for your social security and health insurance number.

     
  • A green check mark in the sense of it's done

    Step 3: Inform your employer or university

    You'll be provided with any necessary certificates for that immediately. 

     

Any questions left? We're there for you.

When you first arrive in Germany and your German isn‘t that good yet, it‘s helpful to have someone you can talk with in English. Your BARMER representative will personally deal with your questions as quickly as possible.

Contact us

Barmer: Winner of numerous awards

Telephone

Simply call our English Service Hotline


members within Germany
0800 333 0060

members outside Germany
+49 202 568 333 0060

interested persons within Germany
0800 333004 996666

interested persons outside Germany
+49 202 568 996666

Barmer Chat

Chat for interested persons (closed)

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.

Chat for customers

Take advantage of our data protection secure consultation.

Chat for members (only German)

E-mail

Write an email


members to service@barmer.de

interested persons to interest@barmer.de

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