Regretfully, I am not able to treat publicly insured patients (i.e., those whose insurance is with a German gesetzliche Krankenkasse) at present. In order to treat such patients in Germany, I as a physician or therapist require in addition to my licence (which permits me to practice in general) also the authorisation of the national physicians’ association. Regensburg is currently classified by this association as being oversupplied and no new authorisations are being granted. At present, this means a long wait to get such an authorisation. As soon as I am successful in receiving one, I will be happy to provide therapy to publicly insured patients.
In some cases, those with public insurance have to deal with long waiting lists to be admitted to therapy. As a stop-gap solution, such patients under certain circumstances can be treated in private practices as well and have the costs reimbursed by the insurance provider (according to § 13 Abs. 3 SGB V). If you are interested in this process of post-treatment reimbursement, you can find preliminary information via the flyer “Advice on Reimbursement” (Ratgeber Kostenerstattung) from the Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists. Click here to download the flyer! (German-language only)
Good news! Beginning on June 1, 2020, I can also charge treatments to public insurance. This model is called “guarantee assistance” (Sicherstellungsassistenz). What this means is that I can assist a colleague who has authorisation from the national physicians’ association in fulfilling his schedule of offering treatment. At present, I can work up to 15 hours a week in his practice under this provision. The contact information here is the same as for patients with private insurance, but the location of treatment is different. The practice is located in the extra-urban county (Landkreis) of Regensburg in Hainsacker, part of the market-town of Lappersdorf.