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Old 06.02.2018, 10:01
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2018 Health Check Cost

Having not been to a doctor in over twenty years and also hitting the big 50 next year, I decided to book in for a health check (Zurich). The receptionist explained that I would first come in for a blood check, X-ray, EKG test and then I would see the doctor a few days later to discuss the results. The cost given was CHF400 for the lab work and CHF1,000 for the doctors appointment. I cannot help but feel this is a bit excessive!

Has anyone else been for a men's health check recently, who can give me an idea of average costs?

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John
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Old 06.02.2018, 10:09
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Re: 2018 Health Check Cost

If you've not been yet, could you "shop around"? If you get similar pricing elsewhere then you will at least know it's eye-wateringly expensive as standard.

Otherwise, call your health insurance and ask if they can contribute towards it in any way. Obviously you'll have to stump up your franchise/excess and not all heath insurances will pay for ad hoc check ups but you could always ask.
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Old 06.02.2018, 10:31
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Re: 2018 Health Check Cost

Not a direct comparison.. But I had a full check up at a cardio doc. Couple of consultations, bloods, EKGs, stress test on bike, 24hr monitor, results etc.

Cost was ~800 i think.. insurance paid. Was a bit over a year ago i think.
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Old 06.02.2018, 11:07
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Not a direct comparison.. But I had a full check up at a cardio doc. Couple of consultations, bloods, EKGs, stress test on bike, 24hr monitor, results etc.

Cost was ~800 i think.. insurance paid. Was a bit over a year ago i think.
I did something like this a few weeks ago, and cost was a little under 700 CHF in Zug.

It feels to me like the doc appointment is a bit expensive, but I donít know how much of his/her time the OP is getting. Otherwise, itís in the right ballpark.
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Re: 2018 Health Check Cost

Could someone recommend an English speaking doctor for a health check in Zurich or Zug?

Same situation as OP - nothing wrong (that I know of) but getting old and think its time for a general check for things such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes etc.
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How very timely! I have just walked in the door from my health check! In the end I went to Dr. Angela Caddick, who is in the Opera house area, and I am happy with my choice (was recommended by a friend). I don't have the full cost yet but will post when I know.

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How very timely! I have just walked in the door from my health check! In the end I went to Dr. Angela Caddick, who is in the Opera house area, and I am happy with my choice (was recommended by a friend). I don't have the full cost yet but will post when I know.

John
Thanks. I saw that she came recommended here on the forum so I tried to book an appointment by email but did not get an answer - I will try to give her a call instead.
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Thanks. I saw that she came recommended here on the forum so I tried to book an appointment by email but did not get an answer - I will try to give her a call instead.
SMS seems to be method best preferred by doctors...
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