Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Insurance  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19.03.2008, 11:32
kar kar is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kar has no particular reputation at present
Swisscare is no longer accepted at Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich

FYI, Swisscare insurance is no longer accepted at the Frauenklinik (women's clinic), University Hospital Zurich. They said it is a new rule (I knew it myself that last year it was still ok).

As for other clinics in this hospital, or other hospitals, I don't have any information.

Does anybody know whether we can have the list of clinics / hospitals that don't want to accept Swisscare? (or do we need to check it one by one first everytime we get sick? )
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19.03.2008, 11:46
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,993
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Swisscare is no longer accepted at Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich

Is the FrauenKlinic a private hospital?
I would imagine Swisscare would be more readily accepted at a public hospital.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19.03.2008, 13:34
kar kar is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
kar has no particular reputation at present
Re: Swisscare is no longer accepted at Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Is the FrauenKlinic a private hospital?
I would imagine Swisscare would be more readily accepted at a public hospital.
It is one of the clinics in the University Hospital Zurich.
University Hospital Zurich (www.usz.ch) is the hospital of University of Zurich, and one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe.
I think that's not a private one
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19.03.2008, 13:49
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,993
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Swisscare is no longer accepted at Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich

Quote:
View Post
It is one of the clinics in the University Hospital Zurich.
University Hospital Zurich (www.usz.ch) is the hospital of University of Zurich, and one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe.
I think that's not a private one
I guess my theory is out the window.... I'll try to think of another one!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02.04.2008, 05:14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Barry has no particular reputation at present
Swisscare accepted in the Frauenklinik without problems

Hello, my girlfriend was in the Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich last month and was accepted without problems. The hospital receptionist was not very clear in the explanation and we called Swisscare. The company has send a confirmation of coverage to Frauenklinik. This was accepted without problems. Since last year (2007), in the Swiss health insurance rules, if a person has not paid in Switzerland his insurance premium, the medical bills are not reimbursed to hospital or insureds. Not only by Swisscare, but by all Swiss national or international companies. Some hospitals ask now to the international companies or private like Swisscare a confirmation of coverage and the card is often not valid, they will avoid that an patient is not covered (money is money - also for hospitals).

I advice in a similar situation, to call your insurance company.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02.04.2008, 07:05
gbn's Avatar
gbn gbn is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zuri Oberland
Posts: 2,749
Groaned at 109 Times in 74 Posts
Thanked 2,381 Times in 1,120 Posts
gbn has a reputation beyond reputegbn has a reputation beyond reputegbn has a reputation beyond reputegbn has a reputation beyond reputegbn has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Swisscare is no longer accepted at Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich

Quote:
View Post
FYI, Swisscare insurance is no longer accepted at the Frauenklinik (women's clinic), University Hospital Zurich. They said it is a new rule (I knew it myself that last year it was still ok).

As for other clinics in this hospital, or other hospitals, I don't have any information.

Does anybody know whether we can have the list of clinics / hospitals that don't want to accept Swisscare? (or do we need to check it one by one first everytime we get sick? )
If Swisscare is one of the standard health insurance packages, then the hospital (probably) can't turn you away.
That is the point of universal health insurance...surely

Otherwise, it becomes a private hospital for the very rich...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02.04.2008, 11:42
magyir's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wallisellen
Posts: 1,627
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 501 Times in 346 Posts
magyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Swisscare is no longer accepted at Frauenklinik Unispital Zurich

By virtue of the fact Health insurance is compulsory all medical care is therefore private. Just the facilities and coverage are deisgnated differently (norma/basic, semi-private, private).

As insurance company recognition is cantonal you may need a copy of the cantonal permission/recognition of your insurance provider for your stay in Switzerland depending on the merits of your situation (eg a temporary right to outside Switzerland coverage pending education, work exchange etc).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
swisscare




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accepted social behaviour on SF2 national TV? HAT Complaints corner 16 19.10.2006 21:43
Paint, no longer available colors Other/general 4 16.10.2006 23:12
American Express (AMEX) or other US credit/debit cards accepted? ndn Other/general 10 15.08.2006 17:53


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0