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Old 12.01.2016, 17:11
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Changing Hausartz

I wanted to change my Hausartz today. My old one (who I have never visited in 5 years of being registered) isn't conveniently located.

This is Switzerland - so I was braced for 3mths notice, registered letters, DNA sample, etc etc

Turned out all I had to do was call Helsana (insurer) and change Hausartz - active immediately.

Where is the fun in that?? It should be more complicated!! I should have something to complain about. Now I feel I'm complaining because I couldn't complain. GRRRRR
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Re: Changing Hausartz

Well, I wanted to change Hausarzt and was refused, they are not taking any more patients. So the insurance may have a deal with the doctors for this but if you do it on your own without involving the insurance, it may become complicated. My old Hausarzt has now retired, maybe I'd have a better chance now, as the other doctor said he would not take me as long as I already had a doctor.
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Re: Changing Hausartz

Think it depends on where you are. I live in a town with 6 GP doctors (I think) and you can just rock up and see whichever you want. I just picked the one I preferred and named them as my Hausartz with my insurer. I never registered as such with my Doctor.
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I wanted to change my Hausartz today. My old one (who I have never visited in 5 years of being registered) isn't conveniently located.

This is Switzerland - so I was braced for 3mths notice, registered letters, DNA sample, etc etc

Turned out all I had to do was call Helsana (insurer) and change Hausartz - active immediately.

Where is the fun in that?? It should be more complicated!! I should have something to complain about. Now I feel I'm complaining because I couldn't complain. GRRRRR
Did you call your new one in advance to confirm that he/she has place? They might turn you down telling that they are full :/ Even they might ask for a CV including medical history
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Old 12.01.2016, 17:29
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Well, I wanted to change Hausarzt and was refused, they are not taking any more patients. So the insurance may have a deal with the doctors for this but if you do it on your own without involving the insurance, it may become complicated. My old Hausarzt has now retired, maybe I'd have a better chance now, as the other doctor said he would not take me as long as I already had a doctor.
There is a well-known massive shortage of GPs in Zürich - seems Docs prefer specialising...

Don't know how your German is but:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/11397900
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Re: Changing Hausartz

Is there a centre near you like Santemed, rocked up five years ago to my local one and have had the best treatment since. https://www.santemed.ch/de
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Did you call your new one in advance to confirm that he/she has place? They might turn you down telling that they are full :/ Even they might ask for a CV including medical history
Have you heard of the internet? A quick check on the Helsana website gives a list of doctors and whether they are taking new patients

Maybe I should have started a thread saying: "How do I change my doctor?" then we could have had 18 pages of questions, groans, thanks etc because I didn't include the name of my insurer - or whether I have supplementary insurance or my real name is Dave.

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Have you heard of the internet? A quick check on the Helsana website gives a list of doctors and whether they are taking new patients

Maybe I should have started a thread saying: "How do I change my doctor?" then we could have had 18 pages of questions, groans, thanks etc because I didn't include the name of my insurer - or whether I have supplementary insurance or my real name is Dave.

the thread then could be safely locked regarding racism :/
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