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Old 22.03.2012, 23:42
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Re: Pregnant and moving to Zurich!

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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?
It is obligatory to pay at least basic health insurance in Schweiz if you're staying here longer than 3 months. If you pay only basic, but require for example private room, you can pay for it outright. (They send an invoice later.)
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