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Health Care in Thun

Health Care in Thun: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.
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Thun offers a high-quality healthcare system that caters to both residents and foreigners. The healthcare system in Thun is a mix of public and private hospitals, providing comprehensive medical services to the local population and expats.

Switzerland’s Healthcare System

Switzerland’s healthcare system is known as LaMal (L’Assurance Maladie), which is a compulsory public health insurance system. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Switzerland. Public hospitals in Thun are well-equipped and provide high-quality medical care. People generally recommend using public hospitals for serious medical emergencies and major surgery. However, expats often prefer private hospitals due to shorter waiting times and more personalized care. Private hospitals are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgery. Both public and private hospitals in Thun offer a comfortable and professional environment for patients.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Thun

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Thun include:

  • Spital Thun (public hospital) – located at Sch√∂naustrasse 42, Thun
  • Privatklinik Hohmad (private hospital) – located at Hohmadstrasse 1, Thun
  • Thun Medical Center (private clinic) – located at Bahnhofstrasse 1, Thun

If specialized medical care or surgeries are required that are not available in Thun, expats may need to travel to larger cities such as Bern or Zurich, which are approximately 30 minutes and 1.5 hours away by car, respectively.

Emergency Services in Thun

Thun has ambulance services available for emergencies. To call for an ambulance, dial 144. Ambulance response times are generally quick, but delays may occur in certain situations or during peak hours.

Health Insurance Companies in Thun

Some popular private health insurance companies in Thun include Swica, CSS, and Helsana. These companies offer various health insurance plans catering to different needs and budgets. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, depending on their preferences and requirements.

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