Healthcare System in Switzerland

Understand what to expect from the Swiss medical system if you're moving there to live and work or to retire…

The Swiss healthcare system is widely known to be one of the best, and most expensive, national health systems in the world. It is second only to the United States in terms of cost. Everyone living in Switzerland is entitled to healthcare. It is a legal requirement for all Swiss residents to be registered for basic health insurance.

Although regulated by the government, the Swiss healthcare system is run on a system of compulsory health insurance, which means that a large portion of its cost is covered by the population and the insurance companies, rather than the state itself.