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cost of doctor

hello
i was wanting to know if someone knew how much it cost to go to the doctor at zurich main station, the drop in clinic?
thank you in advance for any tips
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Old 17.04.2013, 12:55
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Re: cost of doctor

It will depend on what you are being treated for.

Figure at least CHF 100 for the initial consultation, additional if you need further examination, x-rays, tests, etc.

I don't think I've ever walked out of there for less than CHF 200 - and once it was north of CHF 500*. But it's money well spent when you need to see a doc in a timely manner. (Bearing in mind that I only go when something seems to be seriously wrong, which obviously impacts the cost.)


*I've never quite figured out if treatment at Permanence is covered under the basic insurance, or not, as the times I've needed to go were all before I had reached my deductable and hence self-paid.
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Re: cost of doctor

Yes, treatment is covered by your basic health insurance - or your (or your company's) accident one.

Emergency app are always more expensive than a nn-urgent app at your GP, but not crazily so.

I've been to clinics a few times, and basic costs are around 100-120.- for a basic consultation.
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Costs here really depend of the treatments and exams you make, but well let's say for a "normal" check would be around 200 chf.
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Yes, treatment is covered by your basic health insurance - or your (or your company's) accident one...
Keep in mind that in many cases you have to pay first and then request reimbursement from insurance - particularly if you are a new patient. So yes it is probably covered, but not in the sense that you get to walk in and walk out without opening your wallet. Also you might have a franchise (deductible) to meet before they reimburse anything.
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Yes, treatment is covered by your basic health insurance - or your (or your company's) accident one.

Emergency app are always more expensive than a nn-urgent app at your GP, but not crazily so.

I've been to clinics a few times, and basic costs are around 100-120.- for a basic consultation.
Yes, but only after you paid your franchise which is minimum Chf 300 up to Chf 2'500.-- depending on which plan you took.

For a basic consultation with no blood tests/xrays etc, about Chf 100-150.-- i guess
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Keep in mind that in many cases you have to pay first and then request reimbursement from insurance - particularly if you are a new patient. So yes it is probably covered, but not in the sense that you get to walk in and walk out without opening your wallet. Also you might have a franchise (deductible) to meet before they reimburse anything.
Yes of course, sorry I thought it was obvious, sometimes I forget what it is to be a newbie in a country

Edit: there's no deductible for an accident, and you never see the bill either if you're covered by your company's accident insurance.
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Yes of course, sorry I thought it was obvious, sometimes I forget what it is to be a newbie in a country

Edit: there's no deductible for an accident, and you never see the bill either if you're covered by your company's accident insurance.
IIRC, if you are not covered by a company's accident insurance (as is the case for non-working trailing spouses), the normal annual franchise rules apply as accidents are claimed against an extension of your normal health insurance.
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IIRC, if you are not covered by a company's accident insurance (as is the case for non-working trailing spouses), the normal annual franchise rules apply as accidents are claimed against an extension of your normal health insurance.
As far as I know, accident and health insurance are different, and if you have to pay for your accident insurance yourself conditions are different than for health-related issues.

That's why it is always precised on each medical bill if it is accident or health related.
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As far as I know, accident and health insurance are different, and if you have to pay for your accident insurance yourself conditions are different than for health-related issues.

That's why it is always precised on each medical bill if it is accident or health related.
Exactly. However, I am one of these trailing spouses, unemployed and I have to provide for my own accident insurance, as an extra cost on my basic insurance. With my basic insurance, I have the 2500CHF per-annum Franchise. When I broke my finger last year, I was told that all invoices will be submitted by my doctor/therapist to my insurer, and my insurer would bill me for everything below this franchise (and my required contribution). One thing the insurer did explain to me was that, because I was paying for health and accident insurance together, that I had a 2500 CHF total Franchise, not 2500 CHF for accident and another 2500 CHF for health.
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cost to go to the doctor at zurich main station, the drop in clinic?
A member of our family went to Permanence Hauptbahnhof for stomach issues (ulcer-type symptoms):
1st visit: CHF 39.50
2nd visit: CHF 55.35
3rd visit: CHF 177.00 which included doctor consult + lab tests (CHF 55.35 was for the doctor's time)

Another member of our family went for an infected toenail:
1st visit: CHF 69.20 which included ointment and other supplies
2nd visit: CHF 120.95 which included lancing the thing
3rd visit: CHF 45.90

In studying the receipts, the charges seem to be CHF 15.81 for every 5 min of the doctor's time. So a 15-minute consult would cost under CHF 50.

HTH.
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Re: cost of doctor

For info a DR's appointment in France is 22 euro, Sundays or out of hours emergency is 50 euro.
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