Health and leisure

Health

Following your arrival in Switzerland, we recommend that you find a doctor (GP). Your doctor is your contact person for health issues who will treat you when you are ill or will refer you to a specialist. You only need to go to hospital in an emergency or if you have been referred to a hospital by your doctor. If you only have a minor complaint, you may also ask your pharmacist for advice. At the pharmacy you can obtain over the counter medicine without a doctor’s prescription.

The emergency card gives you an overview of the most important services offering help and assistance in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to victims of domestic violence.

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