Foreigners can access subsidised Swiss healthcare once they become official residents and join a Swiss health insurance scheme.
The Swiss healthcare system is renowned for being one of the best in Europe, although it may seem complicated at first with a range of public, subsidised private and fully private health insurance options to consider. Foreigners living in Switzerland can claim reimbursements for Swiss healthcare services once they are registered for Swiss health insurance.
Healthcare in Switzerland isn’t charged via Swiss social security but is administered by local health authorities in each canton. Everyone living in Switzerland needs to take out a health insurance policy within three months of moving to the country, although exemptions apply. To continue access Swiss healthcare, you’ll need to pay monthly health insurance premiums and pay part of the cost of your medical treatment in Switzerland.