When you are ill and need medical treatment, Medgate and eedoctors are here for you by telephone or video – even in the evening and at the weekend. This means you don’t have to leave your home or sit in full waiting rooms to see a doctor – so you can protect yourself and others from infection.
The experienced doctors are able to apply numerous treatments directly and can deal with most medical issues right away. The video function makes it easier for them because it allows them to see their patients.
The Medgate app checks based on your symptoms whether a medical consultation by phone or video is possible, or whether you should see your family doctor or go straight to a hospital emergency department.
You can, of course, just give Medgate a call as well.
The consultation costs are covered for all customers with basic insurance from Sympany. Policyholders covered by the callmed 24, casamed pharm and flexhelp24 models may go to a doctor of their choice after consultation with Medgate. Policyholders covered by the casamed family doctor or casamed hmo models may only go to a doctor of their choice after speaking to their family doctor or HMO centre, even after a consultation with Medgate. Free choice of doctor applies to all other policyholders with basic insurance. Sympany does not cover the costs of calls to Medgate.
With the eedoctors app, you are treated via video consultation or live chats by doctors licensed to practise in Switzerland – wherever you may be at the time. Without having to make an appointment and every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Any charge for the consultation is for the first 20 minutes – any extra time is free – so you only pay up to CHF 76 for the specialist treatment provided. For policyholders covered by the classic, casamed family doctor or euroline (Germany and France) models, Sympany covers the treatment costs less any cost contribution.
Whether it’s a rash, a prominent mole, a sun allergy, itchiness or red skin – get a dermatologist to look at your skin problems simply and quickly via smartphone.
Skin Check costs CHF 55. You must pay the full amount and it cannot be settled via an insurance policy.
The casamed pharm pharmacy model, together with Medgate, gives you 400 partner pharmacies as a first port of call. The pharmacies conduct simple examinations – for things like flu symptoms or rashes – in a separate room there and then. If necessary, a doctor gets involved by phone.
Consultations at a pharmacy are free of charge for all casamed pharm policyholders. If the doctor you have spoken to issues you a prescription, Sympany will cover the costs of the medication minus the cost contribution. You can get the medication directly from the pharmacy.
Too many cards in your purse or wallet? The digital insurance card is all you need for treatment in Switzerland. You can find this in mySympany. Simply show this the next time you visit the doctor or pharmacy, and in many cases the treatment will be settled with Sympany directly.