Health Insurance and Counseling in Heidelberg

Health Insurance and Counseling in Heidelberg

Health Insurance and Counseling in Heidelberg

In Germany, students are required to have comprehensive health insurance for the entire period of their studies/ duration of residency. Students may choose the health coverage offered through the Heidelberg Campus, or provide appropriate coverage of their own.

Please contact us if you have any questions on health insurance.

English Speaking doctors in Heidelberg

For information and addresses of English speaking doctors in Heidelberg please see the yellow pages, the Student Handbook or ask the Schiller staff.


The main hospital in Heidelberg is the Heidelberg University Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110 and 400, Heidelberg, +49 – 6221 – 560


Emergency number- all services: 112


The pharmacies are open from Monday until Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 6:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 9:00 until 1:00 p.m. In the evenings and during holidays they operate on a rotating system, with one pharmacy open in each area. Each pharmacy posts information on its door showing the nearest pharmacy open. You can also find updated information on:


All changes, whether positive or negative, can be stressful, because change brings the unknown and unfamiliar with it. Certainly, coming to a new culture involves many changes. Cultural differences may become increasingly challenging when there is a language barrier. It is also normal to experience stages of loss when adjusting to distance from family and friends.

Signs of adaptation to cultural environment may include:

  • Feeling homesick
  • Feeling sad or anxious
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Change in appetite and sleeping habits
  • Experiencing academic difficulties

Don’t hesitate to contact the Schiller staff. We can direct you to professionals who can assist with your every need, or contact our counselor Dr. Glenn Koppel directly. He also holds office hours on campus. Ask the staff for times and dates.