MedReg register of medical professions

Under the revised Swiss Medical Professions Act, as of 1 January 2018 anyone exercising a medical profession requiring a university qualification who works in Switzerland must be recorded in the register of medical professions. Medical professionals who have not registered before 1 January 2018 have a two-year grace period in which to do so.

Access to the register

Medical professionals in MedReg

In this register you’ll find data for the following people working in medical professions requiring a university qualification:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Chiropractors

People with a foreign diploma that cannot be recognised, but who have received a positive decision from MEBEKO, are recorded in the MedReg register of medical professions as of now.

Public data

The following data are listed and public:

  • Personal data for all medical professionals working in Switzerland, with their GLN (Global Location Number) personal identifier
  • Information on their diploma, advanced qualifications or specialisations
  • Language skills (from third quarter of 2018)
  • Professional licences granted by the cantonal authorities allowing professionals to work on their own professional responsibility
  • Any terms and restrictions specified in the professional licence
  • Authorisations to work with narcotics and dispense medication directly to patients
  • Notifications entered by the cantonal authorities on (foreign) service providers who are permitted to work on their own professional responsibility for a maximum of 90 days per calendar year
  • Work addresses and phone numbers of licence holders
  • Unregistered medical professionals − please notify:§  The rule that anyone, without exception, who exercises a medical profession requiring a university qualification must be recorded in MedReg, has only been in force since 1 January 2018.
  • People who were already exercising their profession before 1 January 2018 and have not yet registered must have their details recorded by the end of 2019 at the latest.
  • Any missing entries regarding language skills must also be updated by way of an application for registration. You will find more information on this under (only in German) Spracheintrag im Medizinalberuferegister
  • From 1 January 2018, before hiring medical professionals employers must check whether they are registered with MedReg and have the language skills necessary to exercise their profession.

You will find more information on this under Foreign diplomas of health professions  

If you have further questions on the register of medical professions, please contact us via the email address in the sidebar.

For media enquiries, please contact

NAREG (national healthcare professions register)

You will find more healthcare professions on the NAREG register provided by the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health (GDK). You’ll find the link under Links on this page.

Further information

Radiation Protection Training

Personnel dealing with ionising radiation must be properly trained as a function of their job and responsibilities. For almost all professions additional radioprotection courses, recognized by the FOPH, have to be taken.

International Health Policy Survey (IHP) of the Commonwealth Fund Foundation

Here you’ll find the results of the health policy surveys of the CWF.

Last modification 14.12.2023

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Healthcare and Related Professions Division
Healthcare Professions Register Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Bern
Tel. +41 58 462 15 97

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