For persons from Ukraine
People from Ukraine seeking protection and travelling to Switzerland can report directly to one of the six Federal Asylum Centres with processing facilities to register for protection status S. Due to the high number of persons currently registering there, waiting times may occur. You may find information on the capacity of the individual centres on the website of the SEM.
What does health insurance cover for asylum seekers with status S?
«Health insurance entitles those in need of protection to basic medical care. However, the choice of medical practitioner is limited and they are requested to follow the instruction provided by the relevant authorities in the allocating canton. The authority will indicate whom they should turn to in the event of illness, accident, mental health issues or pregnancy.
As long as persons seeking protection are not employed in Switzerland, their health insurance also covers accidents. If a person is employed, the employer must insure the person against accidents.»
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