Here you can find information on where to obtain assistance if you are ill and what health insurance plan is appropriate for you.

    You will also find details of advice centres on matters relating to pregnancy and birth.

    If, for example, you have problems with alcohol, drugs or gambling, you will find addresses where you can obtain help.

    Current multilingual information
    about CORONA PROTECTION can be found here.


    You can apply for a medical treatment certificate at the Social Welfare Office.
    With the medical treatment certificate you can go to a doctor of your own choice who will then examine and treat you free of charge. However, only treatment that is absolutely necessary is covered.
    In the event of a medical emergency you can also go to a hospital.

    City of Bielefeld
    Office for Social Services – Social Welfare Office

    Niederwall 23
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5-10

    Medical treatment certificate under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act


    European Union nationals:

    Health insurance cover depends on your residence status in Germany.

    If you have recently arrived in Germany from an EU member state, you can usually temporarily continue the health insurance that you had in the country in which you were last insured.
    Medical treatment in Germany is possible with the European Health Insurance Card EHIC. However, it is limited to emergency treatment.

    You will receive the full range of benefits when you become a member of a German health insurance company. Membership of a health insurance fund is often required by law, for example for salaried employees. In this case, foreigners who do not come from EU member states can also be admitted to a statutory health insurance scheme.

    Please contact the advice centres for information on the possibilities for health insurance cover for self-employed people or job-seekers.

    Further information on access to the health care system can be found here and here.


    You have no identification papers and no insurance coverage?

    These offers are for people who have no health insurance or treatment form (Behandlungsschein) but need urgent medical treatment.

    AK Asyl e.V.
    Friedenstraße 4-8
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5465150


    Clearingstelle Migration und Gesundheit
    Viktoriastraße 10 · 33602 Bielefeld
    Mobil: 0151 17535915
    Flyer Clearingstelle

    Finding doctors:

    Here you can search for doctors and psychotherapists who speak your language:

    Finding medical practitioners

    You can find a selection of pediatricians in Bielefeld here:  Pediatricians in Bielefeld.


    Clinics and hospitals in Bielefeld

    Here you will find a list of all clinics and hospitals in Bielefeld:

    Clinics in Bielefeld

    Medical assistance for refugees

    This offer applies to people who do not have health insurance or a medical treatment certificate, but who need urgent medical treatment.

    AK Asyl e.V.
    Friedenstr. 4-8
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 545150

    Psychosocial counselling for refugees (PSZ)

    The PSZ (Psycho-Social Centre) is a counselling centre for traumatised refugees. Appointments and information are available at the offices of AK Asyl.

    AK Asyl e.V.
    Friedenstr. 4-8
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5465150


    Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic (PIA)

    This institution is open to people suffering from acute mental illness.

    Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic
    Gadderbaumer Str. 33
    Phone 0521 77278526

    Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic

    Children and young people

    The Kinder-MVZ (Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum) [Medical Care Centre for Children] at Bethel is responsible for children and young people.

    Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
    Remterweg 13a
    33617 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521  72-76930 / -76931

    Child and adolescent psychiatry

    Bielefeld Public Health Department

    Health, Veterinary and Food Inspection Agency
    Nikolaus-Dürkopp-Str. 5-9
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 51-6008

    Further information and links concerning health

    Your medical diagnosis can be translated in simple language by medical students free of charge here.

    Medical expressions can be translated in everyday language here and here.

    Gesundheitsladen Bielefeld e.V.

    Here you will find information on health matters as well as advice and counselling on healthcare and related legal matters.
    Gesundheitsladen Bielefeld e.V. offers independent patient advice.
    The consultations are free of charge.

    Gesundheitsladen-patient advice

    Health information in different languages

    This link will help you find your way around the German health care system:

    State Health Centre

    MiMi project “With migrants for migrants – intercultural health” in Bielefeld

    The MiMi project provides information on healthcare in courses, associations and meeting places (no individual counselling) in many languages.

    Please direct queries to:
    Herr Fabian Srowig
    August-Bebel-Straße 8
    33602 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 5299816



    Please consult your gynaecologist to determine if you are pregnant and for further medical care. Here is a list of the gynaecologists in Bielefeld: Gynaecologists in Bielefeld

    Information on medical examinations and care during pregnancy can be found here:

    Financial assistance for pregnant women

    The Federal Foundation “Mutter und Kind – Schutz des ungeborenen Lebens” [Mother and Child – Protection of Unborn Life] provides assistance to pregnant women in emergency situations upon request. For example, expectant mothers can receive an initial set of materials for caring for the new-born child.

    Advice can be obtained from the following institutions in Bielefeld:

    Diakonie für Bielefeld
    Schildescher Str. 101
    33611 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 9889-2500 (central number)

    Diakonie für Bielefeld

    Catholic Women’s Social Assistance
    Turnerstraße 4
    33602 Bielefeld
    Tel. 0521 9619-140
    Catholic Women’s Social Assistance

    Further information:
    Federal Foundation Mother and Child


    Every pregnant woman in Germany is entitled to receive assistance from a midwife. This includes all midwifery services including prenatal care as well as postnatal care at the hospital and at home. A midwife helps pregnant women by answering their questions about pregnancy and birth, accompanies the birth process and helps with questions and problems after the birth. The cost of the midwife is covered by your health insurance fund. You can find a list of midwives in Bielefeld here among other places:

    Midwifery Centre
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone: 0521 2704202
    Midwifery Centre


    Here is a list of the hospitals in Bielefeld where you can have your child:

    Klinikum Bielefeld Mitte
    Teutoburger Straße 50
    33604 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 581-0

    Gynaecology and Obstetrics Clinic
    Haus Gilead I
    Burgsteig 13
    33617  Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 772-75399
    ev. Klinikum Bethel

    Franziskus Hospital
    Kiskerstraße 26
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 589-0
    Franziskus Hospital

    If you would like to have your child at home, please discuss this with your gynaecologist or midwife.

    Bielefeld Birth Centre

    In Bielefeld you also have the possibility of delivering your child at a birth centre:

    Wertherstraße 8
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 5281550

    After the child’s birth

    You must register your child’s birth with the registry office: Registry Office for Births

    Pediatric examinations

    The purpose of the pediatric examinations is to have a medical expert regularly check your child’s general state of health and to ensure that it is developing in accordance with its age.

    You can find further information here:  Pediatric examinations

    Finding a paediatrician
    It is important for you to find a pediatrician as early as possible. You can find a selection of pediatricians in Bielefeld here: Pediatricians in Bielefeld.

    If you are pregnant and unsure whether you want to have the child, you can obtain assistance in a pregnancy conflict counselling session. Here, the various options you have are explained and, regardless of your decision, the next steps to be taken explained.

    pro familia

    Stapenhorststr. 5
    33615 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 124073

    Opening hours (no appointment necessary):
    Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Diakonie für Bielefeld gGmbH

    Schildescher Str. 101
    33611 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 98892-500
    Diakonie für Bielefeld

    Catholic Women’s Social Assistance Bielefeld

    Turnerstraße 4
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 9619-140
    Catholic Women’s Social Assistance

    Drogenberatung e.V.

    August-Schröder-Str. 3a
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 96780-0

    Drug counselling in Bielefeld

    Caritas Outpatient Addiction Care

    Turnerstr. 4
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 96190

    Outpatient Addiction Care

    Bethel Outpatient Addiction Care

    Gadderbaumer Str. 33
    33617 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 772-78526

    Bethel Outpatient Addiction Care


    Game Over: Support group for gamblers and their families

    Kreuzstr. 19a
    33602 Bielefeld
    Phone 0178 7712449

    Game Over


    Aidshilfe Bielefeld e.V.

    Ehlentruper Weg 45a
    33604 Bielefeld
    Phone 0521 133388

    Aidshilfe Bielefeld