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Old 07.01.2018, 22:01
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Re: Mental Health Coverage

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Swiss health insurance provides the EHIC card which only covers you for emergency treatment outside of Switzerland. So as roegner says, any non-emergency treatment in an EU country you'd have to pay for in full.
I'm fully aware of that. What I had in mind was that paying out of pocket for a specialist in Germany would be still decently cheaper (travelling costs included), in comparison to standard health insurance scheme in Switzerland. I am guessing this based on the fact that a lot of people living in CH outsource their dentists/orthodontists in Germany, so maybe the same could be done for mental health professionals as well.

Nor would free choice of doctor necessarily mean you get a choice in your specialist. The doctor will refer you to whoever he thinks is suitable. That may not be who you'd choose. But again this is something to discuss with your doctor when you finally have one.

What's the point of "free choice of doctor" model then? Yet another "conditions apply" thingy, right?
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