Health insurance: Cost participation for persons domiciled abroad

Policyholders must participate in the costs of the treatment they receive in Switzerland and, in certain cases, abroad. The cost participation rules vary depending on the country in which the patient is insured.

Cost participation by EU/EFTA policyholders receiving treatment in Switzerland

EU/EFTA policyholders needing medical treatment during a temporary stay in Switzerland (such as tourists) pay a flat-rate amount to cover both the deductible and co-payment. This flat-rate amount is CHF 92.- for adults and CHF 33.- for children for 30 days. In the event of hospitalisation, policyholders must also contribute CHF 15.- per day to their hospital accommodation costs. For further information, please visit the internet pages “Temporary stays in Switzerland” and “Participation in treatment costs during a stay in Switzerland (for persons domiciled and insured in the EU/EFTA)” on the website published by the Common Institution under the KVG in Solothurn, the Swiss health-insurance liaison organisation.

Further information

Health insurance: Co-payment for persons resident in Switzerland

Services are generally subject to co-payment by policyholders.

Last modification 17.08.2018

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