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encephalitis vaccine in Switzerland

I have moved to Switzerland a few months ago and, as I come from the south of EU I was not been vaccinated against encephalitis (FSME) when I was a kid. Where can I get the vaccine in Switzerland?
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Which vaccines against Hepatitis B are available in Switzerland?

I am moving to Switzerland soon and would like to get vaccinated against Hep B since I wasn't as a child. I'm not yet familiar with the medical system so I just need to know what to do in order to get ...
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Can I visit a doctor in France, and pay for myself, after I leave France?

Background: I have been living in France for 2 years and will be here on a scientist visa for another year. One year from now, I will move to an asian country for work for 3 years. I'm considering ...
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Can you see a medical specialist in the Netherlands without a GP referral?

Suppose you want to consult a medical specialist rather than a general practitioner about an issue you're having: an orthopedist, a neurologist, an otolaryngologist, an opthalmologist and so on (but ...
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Transferring Prescriptions when moving to Canada?

I am a current US citizen and have an ongoing prescription for a government-controlled substance that I will continue to need for the rest of my life. My current doctor writes my prescription and I ...
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How does the medical system in British Columbia work for insured residents?

Assuming a person moves to work in British Columbia and is insured by the local single payer healthcare system, how are they supposed to access general practitioners and specialist doctors? Is there ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

It seems that in Germany, under public insurance, you're entitled to a full body health checkup every 2 years once you reach the age of 35 (https://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/...
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If I live in Sweden but work in Norway, how and where can I get health care?

I am a Norwegian citizen. My work is in Norway, but very near the Swedish border. So, I could live in Sweden, and commute across the border every day to work in Norway. I would, of course, register as ...
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Working in Norway but living in Sweden. How and where will my wife get health care?

I am a Norwegian citizen who lives and works in Norway, very near the Swedish border. It is so close that if I move across the border, I could comfortably commute every day to my work in Norway. My ...
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English speaking doctors in Saarbrücken

I've been living in Saarbrücken for over a year and I am yet to find a good English speaking doctor. I have looked at many online links with them all leading me in circles or suggesting doctors who I ...
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Extended overseas travel qualify for a Special Enrollment Period in USA? [closed]

I'm a United States citizen (California resident) that has been traveling as a tourist outside the United States for the past 1.5 years. I'm now back in Ohio to visit my parents for two months. I ...
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Transferring existing medical treatment from US to UK

My fiancée will be moving to the UK from the US at the end of the year. She has a medical disorder, which took a long time to diagnose, for which she is now receiving treatment. This involves taking ...
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Can a K-1/Pending LPR receive discounted (copay) healthcare? (USA)

Context I received a K-1 visa (passing a medical assessment), have entered the USA, and have married. We have sent in the documents to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident status. We are both ...
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U.S.V.A. health coverage outside of CONUS?

I have been getting much of my health care from the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA). They tell me that they will pay for services if I am more than forty miles (68 KM) from a VA facility. (I ...
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NHS Debt and Entry Clearance Refusals

I understand that if a person has a debt to the NHS over a certain amount that their entry clearance application can be refused. Is it a mandatory refusal or a discretionary one? And what is the ...
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Can an EU national hold residence in two other EU countries?

I know questions like this one have been asked before, but my question is specifically in regards to healthcare. My wife is a Swedish citizen. She has also acquired permanent residency in the UK by ...
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UK Residence and Healthcare

I am an italian citizen. I am going to live in England for three years to study (the university will pay be a substantial amount of money), and for personal reasons I would like to be a resident there ...
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Purchasing insulin in Canada [closed]

I will be spending the next four months in Toronto, Canada on an academic sabbatical, during which period I will have health coverage through my US employer. I have a work permit to do academic ...
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NHS GP services are miserably inadequate: what are my alternatives?

I have a very good opinion of public services in the UK, maybe because I come from Southern Europe, where the public sector can be agonisingly inefficient. What astounds me is the ludicrous GP service ...
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How to find an English-speaking general practitioner in Germany?

I am an Italian citizen who moved to Rostock two years ago. I work as a full-time employee for a local company so everything (including my Krakenkasse registration) has been sorted out already. I ...
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Does my wife qualify for German pre- and post-natal care?

Here is our situation: I am a dual US and EU (non-German) citizen My wife is a US citizen and we married in the US We relocated here for my wife's work. She works for an American company and has a ...
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Healthcare in Portugal for Germans [closed]

[Question was previously on Travel] I live in Germany, and applied for a job (in science) in Lisbon. My husband (German too), a programmer, would come too. He's insured by TK (the main state health ...
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Who to list as an emergency contact when living overseas?

When one is living single overseas does it make sense to list an emergency contact who lives in the country of origin (assume it to be at least a 8 hour flight)? Does it make more sense to list a new, ...
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How to get NHS dental care as a new UK resident, EU national?

I am a EU national and UK resident. I need dental care but no GP care. I understand that a GP can provide me with an NHS number. Do I need to register with a GP in order to get an NHS number in ...
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Do I need international health insurance in Singapore (moving from EU)?

Some insurance companies offer "international health insurance" for people working abroad. I might move to Singapore in some time, working for a Singaporean company. Currently I'm thinking about ...
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Health care in Italy for the non-Italian spouse of an Italian citizen

Can the non-EU spouse of an Italian citizen claim a free health care if he lives in Italy?
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Health insurance for senior Thai residents

I am searching for a basic health insurance to cover hospital costs in case of sickness for a senior Thai citizen. I have found Bupa's offers of unlimited cover really appealing but unfortunately they ...
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What's the point of declaring a general practitioner (“médecin traitant”) in France?

What are the financial consequences not to declare a general practitioner ("médecin traitant") in France? I have a French Social Security as well as a French "mutuel".
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Medical expenses abroad

I'm living in Austria and one of my parents needs neurological rehabilitation. The health system in Italy is strongly suffering for the crisis and I would be interested in bringing the member of my ...
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Holidays for close relatives assistance in Austria

If one close relative (he is resident in Italy) had suffered a stroke, do the local laws in Austria allow to take holidays to take care of him? I'm resident in Austria and I work there since less ...
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What to do if an NHS centre doesn't believe you are entitled to free use and charges you for treatment

Based on the NHS site, you are entitled to free healthcare if you are an ordinary resident in the UK. But it can happen that you are still denied free healthcare (if they believe you are not an ...
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Health-care and immigration within the EU [closed]

So to speak, let's suppose that I am leaving Southern Europe (Greece), for Eastern Europe (Hungary/Poland). Could the government of the latter have access to my past medical history by law, taking ...
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How to find an English-speaking general practitioner in France?

I'm in need of a general practitioner visit and I'm in Paris. Is there any way to know which ones speak English, because it's quite uncommon that people speak English well here, and I don't have ...
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What are the monetary advantages to registering with Mexican Social Security?

I'm a US Citizen, working for a US company which pays 100% of my health insurance costs with a US company. I'm living in Mexico, which has "Social Security", which offers access to the government ...