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The Swiss healthcare system

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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Our guide to Swiss prenatal care, delivery, aftercare, and maternity leave in Switzerland.

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

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Some important questions are answered to help expats choose which healthcare insurance offers the necessary coverage for a transient expat lifestyle.

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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Citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland can get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access free or reduced-cost healthcare when travelling within the EU – here’s how it works.

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 it’s 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

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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

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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 dictionary: I need a doctor!

French medical dictionary: I need a doctor!

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Here is a French medical dictionary you need for when you visit a doctor or hospital, plus a list of French healthcare terms.

A guide to Swiss health insurance

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.

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

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Finding the right health insurance that covers an expat lifestyle is vital: These tips and questions will help you choose the best expat health insurance for you.

Italian medical dictionary: Body parts in Italian

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 dictionary: Medical terms in German

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.

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

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What health considerations do you need to consider if you’re moving halfway across the world?

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

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For 50 years, the non-profit IAMAT has helped travellers find medical help in English. How can IAMAT improve your health situation while living abroad?

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for you

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for...

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Everyone should have health insurance, but finding the right coverage can be time consuming. Here's a guide on how to choose the right health insurance for you.

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