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Old 22.03.2012, 22:32
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Re: Pregnant and moving to Zurich!

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Hi Heidi,

we moved to Switzerland last September, when I was in 20-22nd week of pregnancy, with 3 other children. So I can imagine, how you feel Unfortunately we live in BL, so with places for children in Zurich I cannot help. But I can give you little advice with health insurance. As you are already pregnant, you can use only cantonal hospital and only basic care for delivery. You can pay for private or semiprivate care (room) in health insurance, but for delivery you cannot use it. Or you can use it, but you have to pay for it separately.
Just wanted to tell you this, as I was researching this for a long time

Good luck!
Thank you for your input Elephant. When we had our Daughter in America we had no health insurance so paid all the money ourselves, it was very expensive, the USA is renowned for the astronomical health costs, for the 5 weeks I had appointments with the Dr, delivery and aftercare the cost came to almost $30,000 USD.
I have been looking into the Hirslanden Klink in Zurich and am hoping to pay outright again for all my treatment, we have budgeted around the same amount of money again but our prepared for extra. We will be speaking to the Hospital asap, and are researching all the Doctors who work at the Hirslanden as there costs would be extra. Itīs alot of money, but unfortunately with my Husbands work and travelling we have to do these things.
Am I correct in thinking I can pay outright for my healthcare in Switzerland?
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