Health Guide to Switzerland

Do you understand the Swiss healthcare system? Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a patient? The Health Guide to Switzerland published by the Swiss Red Cross will answer many of your questions, and in many different languages.

Whether you are new to Switzerland or have been here a while, there are always differences to one’s home country to be discovered. And when it comes to health, it’s important to know these differences.

The health and safety related publications published by the Swiss Red Cross in cooperation with the Swiss authorities are available in a variety of languages. Their website has plenty of other helpful information and links.

In particular, check out the “Health Guide to Switzerland” with information about prevention, health insurance and medical care. “The new Health Guide provides information about prevention, health insurance and medical care. It explains the rights and duties of patients and the legal basis of the healthcare system. It also contains information about important medical facilities and about healthcare for particularly vulnerable groups such as asylum-seekers and sans-papiers.”

This extremely helpful guide is available in German, French, Albanian, Arabic, English, Farsi, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Vietnamese, Italian, and Somali and was last updated in 2017. You can download it for free HERE.

Posted on March 02, 2018 by Luitgard Holzleg

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