Claiming for health expenses

After visiting a hospital or a doctor, you will receive an invoice which you should pay within the specified period (usually around 30 days). You then send a copy to your insurance company. This is called a "Rückforderungsbeleg", based on which you will be reimbursed the percentage covered by your insurance scheme. If you are not resident in Switzerland and don’t have sufficient health insurance cover, hospitals can require a deposit upon your admittance, which may range from CHF 2,000 to 10,000.