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How To Register With The Health System In Switzerland

The only way to register with the health system in Switzerland is to take out private health insurance (Soziale Krankenversicherung / Assurance maladie / Assicurazione-Mallatie) with a recognised Swiss healthcare insurance provider. There is no national health insurance scheme and employers do not offer healthcare plans.    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Switzerland

Every Swiss resident faces the minimum monthly cost of a premium on a private health insurance policy. Healthcare cannot be accessed without it.    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Switzerland?

Switzerland spends more than any other European country on its healthcare, but the costs of actual treatment are paid directly by patients in the first instance. Every resident is required by law to have to access the healthcare system, but before the insured patient can make a claim they are expected to pay out of pocket, for reimbursement later. ...    more ...

Maternity Care In Switzerland: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Switzerland has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, so it’s no wonder that pre-natal and post-natal care in the country ranks among the highest globally in terms of quality.

On average, women living in Switzerland give birth at 30.7 years of age. In 2018 there were 87,851 live births in the country, and the overall population is 8.57 million.    more ...

Prescriptions In Switzerland: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Around a third of medications in Switzerland can only be obtained with a prescription, whilst the rest can be bought over the counter in a pharmacy.

To obtain a prescription an individual needs to visit their doctor, who will write one out. Prescription medication is covered by the Swiss Mandatory Health Insurance (MHI), therefore its cost is paid by the individual’s . ...    more ...

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Switzerland?

With its beautiful scenery and low unemployment and crime rate, Switzerland is considered one of the countries in the world with the highest quality of life and the nation’s healthcare system matches this, ranking among the very best.    more ...

Health Insurance In Switzerland - A Guide For Expats

It might be easy to assume that all European countries fund and deliver their healthcare services in a similar way, but Switzerland’s health insurance system is a good reminder that expats need to fully plan all areas of their relocation if they want to avoid unexpected bills.    more ...

Using The Healthcare System In Switzerland - A Short Guide For Expats

The Swiss healthcare system, known as LAMal, is reputed across Europe for providing top-quality health services and facilities to residents. Switzerland spends approximately 10 percent of its GDP on healthcare and the country ranks among the top OECD countries for medical expenditure. This policy of investing in healthcare ensures that citizens receive a variety of medical services that employ modern technologies. It also translates into a highly ...    more ...

Why Switzerland Can't Be Beaten for a Healthy Expat Life

In terms of overall well-being and health, Switzerland ranks among the top countries in the world. According to the Better Life Index, which looks at factors such as employment, education and health, Switzerland offers a high quality of life and is an excellent choice for expats.

Many people in the UK choose Switzerland for a new life, as the people are similar to Brits in their mannerisms and habits and a lifestyle change does not cause too ...    more ...

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