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Healthcare in Switzerland

Healthcare in Switzerland

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Who can access healthcare in Switzerland? This guide explains the Swiss healthcare system, Swiss health insurance, visiting a doctor or specialist, going to a hospital, emergency services and more.

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.

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.

Doctors in Switzerland

Swiss doctors: How to find and register with a doctor in Switzerland

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If you need to see a doctor in Switzerland, this guide explains the process of finding and registering with a Swiss doctor, costs and requirements to claim subsidised Swiss doctor fees.

French medical terms - dictionary

French medical terms and body parts in French

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A complete list of French medical terms to visit a doctor or hospital in France. Use this French-English medical dictionary to visit a doctor or get medicine in French.

Body parts in German and English

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Body parts in German: A useful list of English-German words related to the human body for when you visit a doctor in Germany.

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.

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 guide for expats

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.

Expath health insurance: Select your health insurance abroad following 5 tips

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?



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