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Contraception advice

Hi all

I've been living here in Einsiedeln since January and haven't yet visited the doctors what I'd like to get is the depo provera injection which I used to get at the nurse at home in Scotland or the family planning clinic.

My employer pays for my health insurance and also choose my doctors here in Einsiedeln do I need to go to the doctors for this? And will my employers know that they are paying for this? I'm much more than happy to pay for it myself but I'm just not sure how it works here.

Any help or advice re this would be very much appreciated.

Many Thanks in advance

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Old 22.11.2015, 22:51
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My employer pays for my health insurance and also choose my doctors here in Einsiedeln do I need to go to the doctors for this? And will my employers know that they are paying for this? I'm much more than happy to pay for it myself but I'm just not sure how it works here.
Contraception is not free nor covered by health insurance here .... welcome to Switzerland!!

I go to my GP (for pill prescription), but she is also a gyne, so I'm not sure if your average GP would do this or you need to see a Gyne.
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Re: Contraception advice

The bill payer will get an invoice for any 'treatment' .. That's pretty much for sure .. But i think you could just go pay at a Gyn. Everything is done by specialists here

I have no experience paying for this particular thing but i've dropped in for treatment at a specialist before and they ask for either the insurance card or payment method.. And depending on your point of view, it's not that expensive.

Flu vaccine is around 60chf .. Blood tests for cholesterol and general other stuff is about 120chf.. check up with dermatologist is around 100chf.. So probably what you need is going to be in that ball park.
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And remember kids: Abstinence is the best kind of contraception!
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My employer pays for my health insurance and also choose my doctors here in Einsiedeln do I need to go to the doctors for this? And will my employers know that they are paying for this? I'm much more than happy to pay for it myself but I'm just not sure how it works here.

Any help or advice re this would be very much appreciated.
Even if your employers do pay for the insurance premiums I'm pretty sure that they won't be receiving details of any treatment you're having, that would be a breach of patient confidentiality.
You should make an appointment with a gynaecologist and talk to them about your options.
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Old 22.11.2015, 23:29
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And will my employers know that they are paying for this? I'm much more than happy to pay for it myself but I'm just not sure how it works here.
Why you worried about this, think of it positively; your employer should be happy you're not planing getting pregnant soon, he may even decide to give you added responsibilities /pay.

Most people use some form of contraception, nothing to be embarrassed about !
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Even if your employers do pay for the insurance premiums I'm pretty sure that they won't be receiving details of any treatment you're having, that would be a breach of patient confidentiality.
You should make an appointment with a gynaecologist and talk to them about your options.
You think ?? I dunno about employer stuff / for example a nanny .. But I see all of the bills and treatment and invoices for my family inc my wife.. Because I'm the bill payer. Of course maybe there's a different model where you can say xxx is my employee and I don't need to see details.
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Re: Contraception advice

Do I need to see the doc to be referred to a gynaecologist? I've never seen one before just went to the docs surgery at home. Who'd have know it would be so difficult here will it take months for an appointment?

Thanks for the advice
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Do I need to see the doc to be referred to a gynaecologist? I've never seen one before just went to the docs surgery at home. Who'd have know it would be so difficult here will it take months for an appointment?

Thanks for the advice
You don't need a referral from a GP to see a gynecologist, but in urgent cases it can help to get an appointment in a timely fashion. Often there is a wait from several weeks to several months for a routine gynecologist appointment, area and practice dependent.

(If you have not yet established a relationship with a GP it might be a good idea to do so. Just ask for an introductory appointment.)

Alternatively, a GP in Einsiedeln is Dr Birgit Bucher, at the Medico Plus practice (next to the hospital):

http://www.medicoplus.ch/einsiedeln/angebot_21

Dr Birgit Bucher
Medico Plus Ärztezentrum Einsiedeln
Tel. 055 418 07 00
Fax 055 418 07 02

She is willing to do consultations in English, very sympathetic. As she is a GP I don't know if she can prescribe contraception but she could help you navigate the system if you are finding trouble doing so yourself, or help you with a referral.

(I can recommend a gynecologist in Altendorf if that is not too far from you, by the way.)



ETA:

In canton SZ by law all bills (unless self-paid, outside the system) are sent directly to the insurance company, not to the patient. (You may request a copy to be sent to you if you wish.)

My insurer, CSS, simply sends a Rechnung for the franchise/self pay portion with only the note 'Behandlung von Dr (Name) and the date. Which treatment and/or tests were done are not noted on the bill. This may differ by insurance companies, though.

And of course you can always pay yourself outside the system. Just let the staff know when you register. This is what I do when I know that something is not covered by insurance, like a flu shot. Why go through the admininstrative stuff when I know I'll pay anyway.

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You think ?? I dunno about employer stuff / for example a nanny .. But I see all of the bills and treatment and invoices for my family inc my wife.. Because I'm the bill payer. Of course maybe there's a different model where you can say xxx is my employee and I don't need to see details.
I'm not sure how it works for a nanny in practise but even though the employer is paying for the premiums the policy is taken out in OP's name so any correspondence from the health insurance should be addressed directly to the OP.

Are your wife's bills addressed to her or you? OH pays for my cover but the bills etc are all addressed to me.

OH's company pays for his insurance premiums and we never see any bills for those but all doctor's bills and other stuff are sent directly to him ( unless they bill the insurance directly).
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Re: Contraception advice

Meloncollie

Thank you for taking the time to reply with the info I now know what I need to do I may call in at the doctors and see how I go from there it s just a little daunting for me I'm learning the language but I'm not nearly fluent enough yet!

I'm not embarrassed or have any issues asking for what I want it's just exactly how to go about it as it was so very easy to do back home.

Thanks for all the help it really is most appreciated.
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