Arranging to see a doctor in Switzerland

What hours do doctors work and how much does a consultation cost in Switzerland? Is the treatment prescribed good quality? Here is some useful information about medical services in Switzerland. 

 

Seeing a doctor in switzerland

 
When can you see a doctor in Switzerland?
Generally, doctors’ opening hours are: 
Monday to Friday, 8.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00
Thursday and Saturday: open only in the morning.
 
How much does it cost?
Consultations with a GP: about 110 Swiss Francs, or approximately €74 
There is a basic rate for the consultation and then increments of 5 minutes.
 
How good is the quality of care?
Quality of care in Switzerland is excellent in both the private and public sectors.
The equipment uses the latest technology and health workers are highly skilled.
Prices are in line with the quality of care.
 
What languages do doctors speak?
It is relatively easy to find doctors who speak English, French and German, particularly in the major towns and cities in Switzerland.
Date of publication May 3 2012