Delays for new health insurance cards

Delays for new health insurance cards

Bern, 11.1.2023 – Some delays are currently being experienced in the issuing of new health insurance cards. Affected insured persons who do not yet have their card remain entitled to all benefits provided for under the Federal Health Insurance Act.

Regeln statt aufschieben: die Organspende

Arrange it, don't postpone it: organ donation

Bern, 27.12.2022 – In its new public campaign “Arrange it, don't postpone it: organ donation.” the FOPH and Swisstransplant are encouraging people to make a decision about organ donation now, write it down and tell their family about it.

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Health information for people from Ukraine seeking protection

Health information for people from Ukraine seeking protection

Useful information about medical care in Switzerland, health insurance and other health topics in Ukrainian and other languages for people seeking protection is available here.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Situation in Switzerland, COVID certificate, travel, vaccination, tests, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), barrier-free content

Recommendation: vaccination against chicken pox

Recommendation: vaccination against chicken pox

From 2023, we are recommending two vaccine doses against chicken pox (varicella) for all infants at 9 and 12 months – preferably with a combined vaccine that protects against four diseases: measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.

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Suicide prevention works, Interview with Anne Lévy

Suicide prevention works

“Suicide prevention is important and effective,” says FOPH Director Anne Lévy in our latest spectra. “Every one of us can play our part here. But the knowledge of what actions work best needs to be more widely spread.”

Healthcare systems generate CO2

Healthcare systems generate CO2

Heatwaves, droughts, pandemics: we are all feeling the effects of climate change. Read in the latest spectra what the FOPH is doing to help protect public health and how healthcare systems could also reduce their carbon emissions.

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Strategy Health2030

Everyone in Switzerland should continue to benefit from high-quality, affordable healthcare. In the Health2030 Strategy, you can find out how the Federal Council intends to achieve this goal.

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5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

Switzerland is hosting the 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety. The event is being held in Montreux on 23–24 February 2023.

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