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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 canít 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?
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Old 21.11.2020, 22:27
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I have covid and feel terrible. I feel I need to take two weeks off to recover. I have a fever and canít 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.
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Old 21.11.2020, 22:29
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Re: Where to get doctors note for covid

The government pays for Covid tests, not the insurance or patient.
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Re: Where to get doctors note for covid

Go here:

https://check.foph-coronavirus.ch/screening
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Re: Where to get doctors note for covid

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!
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Old 21.11.2020, 23:53
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Re: Where to get doctors note for covid

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 ńRZTEFON 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 ZŁrich
The University of Zurichís 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.
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I have covid and feel terrible. I feel I need to take two weeks off to recover. I have a fever and canít 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?
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Old 23.11.2020, 21:01
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I have covid and feel terrible. I feel I need to take two weeks off to recover. I have a fever and canít 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?
Hand in the positive covid test for a start.

How long you can extend your time of illness without the opinion of a GP, I'm not sure as to the insurance it is not the patient who decides how badly and how long they're sick.
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Re: Where to get doctors note for covid

The OP needs a COVID test if he wants to stay two weeks home from work.
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Re: Where to get doctors note for covid

From the website (available in english) of https://coronatest.uzh.ch/en/

"If you test positive for the Coronavirus, we will provide you with a doctorís note signing you off from work for the duration of your isolation period."
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The OP needs a COVID test if he wants to stay two weeks home from work.
OP doesn't have that? LOL, then why saying they got covid? Because of the sneezing, coughing and the runny nose most of us have at the moment?
Yeah, well, these common colds are just no longer cool to have, are they.
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