Psychotherapy using Public Health Insurance in Germany
Our practice does NOT have a „Kassenzulassung“ therefore we cannot offer therapy funded using public health insurance. We offer therapy that is self-funded or financed through private health insurance.
If you have public health insurance but would like to self-fund anyway, feel free to enquire about therapy possibilities by just clicking here.
How can I find an English-speaking psychotherapist who takes public health insurance?
Officially the first port of call for anyone seeking psychotherapy through a public health service provider is the „psychologische Sprechstunde“, which any psychotherapists with a „Kassenzulassung“ are obliged to provide on a regular basis. You can therefore find a psychotherapist with a „Kassenzulassung“ and have one or several sessions without obligation to continue. If, instead, you book sessions in a private practice such as ours, you have to assume that you fund them entirely out of your own pocket. A reimbursement through your public health insurance is very unlikely.
If you require psychotherapy in English, have public health insurance and would be unable to finance sessions yourself, we would advise you to do the following:
1. Use the service www.therapie.de online. You can choose therapists who offer therapy in English, by specifying the „Sprache“ in your search. It is very important that when choosing the financing method (in German „Abrechnung“) that you select „GKV: Kassenzulassung“ so that your search only gives you therapists who have a „Kassenzulassung“, i.e. not a private practice. If the therapist is able to work with you and sees the necessity for psychotherapy, your health care provider has to provide the financing.
2. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the Therapieplatzvermittlung of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns on 0921 787765-55030. This institution provides Informationen about free therapy places with psychotherapists, who are able to get financing directly through your health care provider.
3. The next possibility is to get in touch with your health care provider directly.