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Unforeseen medical treatment - Switzerland

Emergency

Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG
(Common Institution under the Federal Sickness Insurance Act)
Tel: +41 32 625 30 30
E-mail: info@kvg.org

Treatment, coverage & costs

Doctors

  • You can see any doctor registered with the Swiss health insurance scheme.
  • You must pay the full cost of treatment and claim a refund later.

Dentists

  • Your EHIC does not cover dental treatment.

Hospital treatment

  • In an emergency, go to the emergency department of any public hospital.
  • For non-urgent treatment, you will need to be referred to a public hospital by a doctor.
  • If you are admitted to hospital, the invoice will be sent to the Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG.
  • The Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG pays for the costs for medical treatment in a public hospital ward.
  • If you choose to stay in a private hospital or in a semi-private or private ward of a public hospital, you will have to pay the difference.

Prescriptions

  • Prescription medicines are reimbursable, if they appear on the official lists of covered medicines.

Ambulance

  • The healthcare system pays up to 50% of the cost – up to CHF 500 per calendar year. You will need to pay the rest yourself.

Air ambulance

  • The healthcare system pays 50% of the cost of emergency rescue – up to CHF 5000 per calendar year (January to December).
  • The remaining costs are non-refundable in Switzerland.

Reimbursement

  • If you have to pay for care, you can send the original bill to

Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG
(Common Institution under the Federal Sickness Insurance Act)
Gibelinstrasse 25
Postfach
CH-4503 Solothurn

Tel: +41 32 625 30 30
E-mail: info@kvg.org

  • Include your bank details (IBAN, BIC, address) for a quick and cost-free transfer.
  • If you were unable to make a claim during your stay, contact your national health insurance provider when you get home.
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  • You must pay a standard fee for each 30-day period of treatment (currently CHF 92 for adults and CHF 33 for those aged 18 or under).
  • If you have to stay in a hospital, you must pay an extra CHF 15 is per day (for adults aged 26 and older).

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

Contact a hospital or a doctor in the area where you will be staying well before you travel to book treatment.

Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Switzerland

Gemeinsame Einrichtung KVG

(The Common Institution under the Federal Sickness Insurance Act)

Tel: +41 32 625 30 30
E-mail: info@kvg.org


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