Your health insurer will meet the cost of your stay, provided that your state of health justifies hospitalization. If you are insured under the Swiss health insurance scheme, you will be required to contribute 10% of the costs, up to a maximum of CHF 700 per calendar year, minus your annual excess.
Please note : your health insurance ceases to cover the cost of a hospital stay which is no longer medically justified. The insurer will send us a letter to inform us that your cover may be coming to an end. If your discharge or a move cannot be arranged, and your stay is extended, you become fully liable for the costs, for example accommodation charges while you are waiting for a place in residential care. The nurse treating you can put you in touch with a social worker for further information.
* Except for Maternity
Information to your insurer
At the end of your stay at the HUG the diagnostic concerning you will appear on your invoice in the form of a code. If you do not wish your insurer to see this diagnostic code, you must tell the doctor treating you in hospital. In this case the code will be forwarded to your insurer´s medical consultant, but will not appear on the bill your insurer receives.
Your share in the costs of your stay
The decree on health insurance stipulates a contribution by each hospital inpatient towards daily expenses (food, accommodation). This amount of CHF 15 per day is not invoiced by the HUG but by your health insurance scheme. No deduction can be made (for example if your close friends and relatives bring you some food to the hospital or if you are fasting). This does not apply to young people in training.