Healthcare
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Healthcare in Switzerland

The Swiss healthcare system

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A guide to accessing the Swiss healthcare system: health insurance, visiting the GP, seeing a specialist, going to hospital and emergency services.

Having a baby in Switzerland

Having a baby in Switzerland

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If you’re having a baby in Switzerland, here’s a useful guide to Swiss prenatal care, delivery, aftercare, maternity and paternity leave and registering your newborn in Switzerland.

Swiss healthcare

A guide to Swiss health insurance

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Foreigners can access subsidised Swiss healthcare once they become official residents and join a Swiss health insurance scheme.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...

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If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International Health Insurance for Expats

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...

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International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats

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How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance

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Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?

European Health Insurance Card

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained

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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland to access healthcare when travelling within the EU. What are the procedures for EHIC application and EHIC renewal?

Hospitals in Switzerland

Hospitals in Switzerland

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You cannot visit a Swiss hospital unless in an emergency or with a referral. Read about hospitals in Switzerland to find out what is required to visit a Swiss hospital, plus a list of the major hospitals in Switzerland.

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

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Keeping yourself at the right weight is a key way to ensure good heart health — and it turns out, the little decisions you make during your busy expat life are the ones that make a big difference

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

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When deciding whether to breastfeed, each new mother is influenced not only by her physical ability and personal beliefs, but also by social and cultural customs. But how much do attitudes to breastfeeding differ around the world?

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

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Before relocating overseas, you must first consider these eight important factors to ensure that you are ready to face any medical emergency or accident you might encounter in your new country.

French medical terms - dictionary

French medical terms – a dictionary

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Looking for a list of French medical terms to visit a doctor or hospital in France? Here is a list of medical terminology in French to help you get it right.

Italian medical terms

Italian medical dictionary: Body parts in Italian

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Here is a short list of medical terms in Italian that could come in handy when you have a doctor's appointment in Switzerland.

German medical terms

German dictionary: Medical terms in German

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Feeling a little under the weather? Here's our guide to the most useful German medical terms to help you when you visit the doctor in Germany.



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