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bankman 21.11.2020 21:57

Where to get doctors note for covid
 
I have covid and feel terrible. I feel I need to take two weeks off to recover. I have a fever and can’t smell and short of breath etc

I have never visited a doctor in Switzerland and have basic health insurance with 2500 excess.

How do I get a doctors letter so my manager can believe I am sick and how much will that cost approx?

olygirl 21.11.2020 22:27

Re: Where to get doctors note for covid
 
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Originally Posted by bankman (Post 3241525)
I have covid and feel terrible. I feel I need to take two weeks off to recover. I have a fever and can’t smell and short of breath etc

I have never visited a doctor in Switzerland and have basic health insurance with 2500 excess.

How do I get a doctors letter so my manager can believe I am sick and how much will that cost approx?

I hope you haven't been working. If you have Covid, you'll get ten days off. I personally would call the nearest doctor and get the test ASAP. Damn the cost.

Island Monkey 21.11.2020 22:29

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The government pays for Covid tests, not the insurance or patient.

bowlie 21.11.2020 22:39

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Go here:

https://check.foph-coronavirus.ch/screening

Sigh 21.11.2020 23:06

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You can also call AERZTEFON: 0800 33 66 55 (24h)

The AERZTEFON is the first point of contact for non-life-threatening medical emergencies in the Canton of Zurich.

Those looking for help receive free advice and are referred to the appropriate medical contact point as needed.

https://www.aerztefon.ch/

Stay warm & hydrated!

Take care & get well soon!

NotAllThere 21.11.2020 23:53

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You have symptoms. Go to your nearest test centre. Get a test. Await the results.

The process is documented here: https://check.foph-coronavirus.ch/screening

This will tell you what to do. Most likely...
The canton of Zurich offers the following services:

Contact your doctor or call the ÄRZTEFON emergency number (0800 33 66 55).

Call one of the hospitals with a testing centre:

Affoltern am Albis Hospital
Uster Hospital
Spital Limmattal Hospital
Triemli Hospital
Cantonal Hospital Winterthur
University Hospital Zürich
The University of Zurich’s Centre for Travel Medicine also operates a testing centre.
But do the online test, follow the links. It's very easy. No excuse. And the government pays for your test. If you need hospitalisation then it's likely to cost up to your franchise. But you could choose to die instead.

st2lemans 21.11.2020 23:58

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Your doctor.

Tom

bowlie 22.11.2020 08:46

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3241553)
Your doctor.

Tom

He doesn’t have one.

kri 22.11.2020 08:49

Re: Where to get doctors note for covid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bankman (Post 3241525)
I have covid and feel terrible. I feel I need to take two weeks off to recover. I have a fever and can’t smell and short of breath etc

I have never visited a doctor in Switzerland and have basic health insurance with 2500 excess.

How do I get a doctors letter so my manager can believe I am sick and how much will that cost approx?

If you say you have CoVid it means you got tested?
Hence with the positive result you get a sickness certificate?

Or do you "think" you have CoVid based on symptoms?

NotAllThere 22.11.2020 11:25

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3241584)
He doesn’t have one.

No. But:
Contact your doctor or call the ÄRZTEFON emergency number (0800 33 66 55).

Call one of the hospitals with a testing centre:

Affoltern am Albis Hospital
Uster Hospital
Spital Limmattal Hospital
Triemli Hospital
Cantonal Hospital Winterthur
University Hospital Zürich
The University of Zurich’s Centre for Travel Medicine also operates a testing centre.

st2lemans 22.11.2020 12:05

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3241584)
He doesn’t have one.

Then get one. :rolleyes:

Tom

swisspea 22.11.2020 23:37

Re: Where to get doctors note for covid
 
ÄRZTEFON emergency number (0800 33 66 55)
https://www.aerztefon.ch/

This is for Zurich.


In my experience, you can talk to them in English, If the person who answers the call is not fluent in English, they will pass the phone call on to someone who can help.

Please don't go out anywhere or do anything until you have the test done. The Artztefon will give you the details of a doctor or clinic that will do the test for you, that is accessible.


And yes, any doctor can give a medical certificate. Don't worry about time off right now, get the test done - my son had one done last week (negative) and the results came back in under 24 hours.

Landers 23.11.2020 00:32

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I thought it was if you have symptoms STAY AT HOME, not go out to a testing centre potentially infecting people on the way. Has something changed?


If you're unwell enough not to be able to go to work you can get a sick note for this. It doesn't have to be covid. The notes are usually available retrospectively for things like this. Being too ill to work but not ill enough to go to a doctor would look a bit suss (suspect) to me.


Check your insurance conditions for doctor choice. You might be able to go to a drop-in centre (after you've self-isolated) If you've got a 'telmed' model you might even be able to get a sick note sent to you. A doctor's visit would probably be about 80CHF plus any chargeable tests.

Evolvedlight 23.11.2020 01:12

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Some really wrong advice here

Quote:

I thought it was if you have symptoms STAY AT HOME, not go out to a testing centre potentially infecting people on the way. Has something changed?
This hasn't been true for a while - advice is to go and GET TESTED

Proof, the advice from this week:https://twitter.com/BAG_OFSP_UFSP/st...550466/photo/1

But the most worrying thing is that you have said you are "short of breath etc". This is a LIFE THREATENING CONDITION. Do NOT "stay at home". Do NOT go to work.

Get tested (as seen in link, it's totally free), and tell the staff when you get tested your conditions AND that you are short of breath.

To the other posters: don't ever tell someone to stay at home if they say that they are short of breath.

Sigh 23.11.2020 01:22

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Originally Posted by Evolvedlight (Post 3241877)
Some really wrong advice here



This hasn't been true for a while - advice is to go and GET TESTED

Proof, the advice from this week:https://twitter.com/BAG_OFSP_UFSP/st...550466/photo/1

But the most worrying thing is that you have said you are "short of breath etc". This is a LIFE THREATENING CONDITION. Do NOT "stay at home". Do NOT go to work.

Get tested (as seen in link, it's totally free), and tell the staff when you get tested your conditions AND that you are short of breath.

To the other posters: don't ever tell someone to stay at home if they say that they are short of breath.

Nobody in this thread has told bankman to simply stay at home!
Quite the opposite actually.

Up to the new campaign (released this weekend) the testing message from the cantons has been rather ambiguous, so why the groan?

Landers 23.11.2020 02:04

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Originally Posted by Evolvedlight (Post 3241877)
This hasn't been true for a while - advice is to go and GET TESTED


Thanks for answering my question.

Ace1 23.11.2020 12:03

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Originally Posted by Evolvedlight (Post 3241877)
Some really wrong advice here

It was quite clearly not trying to give any advice, but highlighting a lack of awareness of the current situation and asking for an update. No need to get upset or annoyed about it.

Evolvedlight 23.11.2020 14:23

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Originally Posted by Sigh (Post 3241881)
Nobody in this thread has told bankman to simply stay at home!
Quite the opposite actually.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace1 (Post 3241948)
It was quite clearly not trying to give any advice, but highlighting a lack of awareness of the current situation and asking for an update. No need to get upset or annoyed about it.

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Originally Posted by Landers (Post 3241875)
I thought it was if you have symptoms STAY AT HOME, not go out to a testing centre potentially infecting people on the way. Has something changed?

Hi Sigh, Ace1 - as you see, Landers was in face giving advice to stay at home.
That's not appropriate advice to give to someone that says they have shortness of breath.

I feel my reaction was pretty appropriate, given the circumstances! :)

Evolvedlight 23.11.2020 14:27

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Originally Posted by Landers (Post 3241884)
Thanks for answering my question.

And sorry Landers - but it looks like a suggestion/advice, not a question.
I think it's important to be clear about these things when health is concerned.

Landers 23.11.2020 15:58

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Evolvedlight (Post 3242014)
And sorry Landers - but it looks like a suggestion/advice, not a question.
I think it's important to be clear about these things when health is concerned.


It's ok, despite the name of the forum I'm used by now to people not being very good at English. ;-)


You're right of course - if someone has difficulty breathing the advice should be to see a healthcare professional. Testing in itself is of little benefit. So the advice should be "SEE a DOCTOR" and not just "GET TESTED".
I do think though, if you have mild symptoms, leaving the house to get tested is potentially putting others at risk. I don't pay any attention to groans but I groaned you back in case you do :-)


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