Information for Refugees in the Asylum Process

People who are seeking asylum in Germany are not initially insured. Asylum-seekers can receive treatment from a doctor if:

  • they have an acute illness
  • they are in pain
  • they are pregnant.

The costs of healthcare in these situations are covered by the German state. For this, you must first get a special health insurance certificate from a social welfare office. In some federal Länder, refugees are also given an electronic health card.