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Old 21.03.2019, 20:13
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Re: I am pregnant What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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...So your basic health care covered your elective CS?
I hope docneti will receive a message that you've posted on this thread and come back with more info.

In the meantime, this part of your post caught my eye. Docneti said the C-section was planned. Planned does not necessarily mean elective.

Planned can be because the doctor has determined it's best for mother and/or baby to do a C-section at a specific time rather than waiting for mother to go into labor.

Elective is because the mother wants it for one reason or another.

I don't know what the general feeling is in Switzerland with respect to elective C-sections. Perhaps some other folks will come along and share their experiences as well.
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Re: I am pregnant What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

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Here's what I did:




1. Print the law and yellow mark those relevant articles.
2. Go to the clinic and speak to someone in the billing department (not to the nurse; one does not know what the other do)
3. They will tell you the same, that they can't change bills because of this and that. What they did in my case (what they need to do) is to send a negative bill with the amount they already charged and a new one stating the pregnancy. So the balance is 0 but the insurance must pay you back.
4. Still they will be reluctant to do so. Just insist in the fact that by law they must do it. Offer them to have a look to the paragraphs you have with you.
5. After like 15 minutes it should be solved and the billing responsible should have realized they need to do this.


Important: Just stay calm and relax. You have the law with you.

Just as a way of update, I managed to get the blood tests and some of the consultations reimbursed (post 8 weeks). The earlier consultation my doctor decided it was 'inconclusive' as pregnancy so were rejected.

My doctor has been very helpful, so I didn't want to push too hard for the earlier invoice, better to focus on a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby...
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Re: I am pregnant What to expect when expecting in Switzerland

Brilliant post - thanks for all the helpful information! I'm familiar with the UK system where all costs are pretty much taken care of so good to understand the requirements here.

A friend of mine had a fairly normal pregnancy and was signed off for 50% and 100% in the last two months respectively. Unlike the UK, this time doesn't come out of your maternity leave period.
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