How does healthcare work in Switzerland? Best Swiss hospitals

Switzerland has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Switzerland has around 280 hospitals providing services to its citizens. Switzerland’s hospitals have a capacity of around 40,000 patients on an annual basis. Switzerland doesn’t have any government-run or free of cost hospitals. All the hospitals in Switzerland are private. They also had mandated basic health insurance for every citizen. This insurance guarantees affordable access to the best healthcare services to its citizens. 

Healthcare in Switzerland 

Lausanne University Hospital

The Lausanne University Hospital (French: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, CHUV), located in Lausanne. This hospital is one of the renowned university hospitals in Switzerland. They also have tied up with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL). CHUV provides medical services to over 45,000 patients on an annual basis. It also provides employment to more than 9000 medical personnel.

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), ranked 9th best hospital in the whole world. The hospital is also rated to be one of the best and the leading university hospitals in Switzerland.

Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Open 24 hours

+41 21 314 11 11

Number of beds: 1,568

University Hospital of Zürich

The University Hospital of Zurich, located in the capital city of Switzerland, Zurich. In German, it’s known as Universitätsspital Zürich, USZ. USZ is also a University hospital. This hospital is the oldest hospital in Switzerland established around 1204. The location and name of the hospitals have changed various times over the years. The hospital provides employment to around 8200 medical personnel. It consists of 43 departments that provide different medical services to patients.

International scientists and physicians from various countries have also practiced at this hospital. Rolf M. Zinkernagel used to practiced at this hospital and won a Nobel prize for his contribution.

Rämistrasse 100, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland

Open 24 hours

+41 44 255 11 11

Number of beds: 980

Hirslanden Private Hospital Group

The Hirslanden private hospital group is the largest hospital in Switzerland. Hirslanden groups consist of around 17 hospitals present in the 17 different districts. These hospitals have an integrated surgery center and an emergency department for patients. The hospital group has a staff of more than 9000 employees out of which more than 2000 are medical staff.

Hirslanden private hospital is also one of the largest hospitals in Europe. The hospital handles almost 100,000 inpatients in an annual year.

Witellikerstrasse 40, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland

Open 24 hours

+41 44 387 21 11

Number of beds: 8500+

University Hospital of Basel

The University Hospital of Basel (German: Universitätsspital Basel, USB), located in Basel. It is one of the five university hospitals present in Switzerland. The hospital is providing services to patients since 1842. USB consists of almost fifty clinics, units, and institutes and has a staff of more than 5000 employees. It is also the biggest healthcare facility in the north-western part of Switzerland. The hospital is very much famous for its special form of hormone-delivered radiotherapy. This therapy treats neuroendocrine cancer.

Spitalstrasse 21, 4031 Basel, Switzerland

Open 24 hours

+41 61 265 25 25

University of Basel

Number of beds: 773 

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