If you are looking for a reliable gynecologist in Switzerland, Expat-savvy is at your disposal to provide all the information you need to make the best decision. We understand that gynecological care is an extremely private matter and to make your move to Switzerland easier in every way possible.
Basic health insurance
In Switzerland, all expats are required to take out a basic insurance policy no more than 3 months upon their arrival to the country. For women, this policy covers their annual gynecological health checkup. For women who take more frequent checkups, we advise taking a private insurance policy.
The regular gynecological checkup covered by the insurance includes:
- A blood test
- A urine test
- A blood pressure check
- Breast examination
- PAB swab (cervical cancer screening)
If your gynecologist recommends taking further tests, your basic health insurance will cover
If you are expecting a child, know that your basic insurance policy covers:
- Hospital birth
- Home birth
- Birth in a specialized birthing center
Note: The place of birth has to be listed in the Hospital list of the canton of residence. The above listed services may differ depending on the canton of residence.
There is a wide range of contraception methods available. To decide on the best contraceptive method, please consult with your gynecologist. The cost of contraceptive solutions is not covered by basic health insurance.
Abortion was legalized in Switzerland in 2002, and a woman is allowed to request an abortion in the following cases:
- If a woman in the trimester (first 12 weeks of pregnancy)
- If a woman proves the pregnancy caused her distress
- If a woman’s physical or mental health is at risk
Currently, basic health insurance covers the cost of an abortion.