Preventive healthcare – preventive health check-ups in Switzerland

Our check-ups give an overview of your health and reveal possible risks, and they are the best possible way to stay healthy in the future.

Would you like to discuss any medical problems with our specialists? Or would you like a comprehensive health check of your body based on the latest medical findings? We offer a wide range of preventive health check-ups for different needs and concerns. Hirslanden offers you its support as the largest private hospital group in Switzerland, with the knowledge and experience of highly specialised doctors.

Contact us for an obligation-free consultation. We will get back to you within 24 hours by phone or in writing. We bring in specialists and tailor the preventive health check-up to meet your needs. Depending on the request, we can provide a personalised check-up or an organ-specific preventive health check-up.

Why should you have a preventive health check-up at Hirslanden?

Why should you have a preventive health check-up at Hirslanden?

  • The earlier health risks and potential illnesses are detected, the better they can be treated or even prevented
  • It is possible to evaluate the risk of cardiac illnesses, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and cancer
  • Treatment by top specialists working in their area of specialty, on the basis of the latest medical findings
  • Appointments are made quickly, with short waiting times
  • Personally tailored check-up programmes
  • Transfer, interpreters and hotels are organised by a personal case manager
Personalised check-ups

Personalised check-ups

Your personal health assessment begins with a detailed interview with a specialist in general internal medicine. They discuss your personal health status. You will be talking directly to an experienced specialist doctor, who will ask you about any previous illnesses and risk factors (for example, high consumption of nicotine or alcohol and persistent stress).

In any event, the individual health assessment will include the following:

  • a physical examination
  • an abdominal ultrasound
  • a blood and urine test
  • an ECG

As soon as the results are available, the doctor will discuss them with you, with reference to your previous illnesses and medical history , and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. When the process is finished, you will be sent a summary medical report. If the health assessment indicates that further examinations are advisable, you will receive expert advice on the issue.

In addition to the individual health assessment we will be happy to provide evaluations for a particular specialty or organ (for example, gastroenterology).

Cost: from CHF 3 400

Organ-specific preventive health check-ups

Organ-specific preventive health check-ups

If you would like a preventive evaluation of the health of a particular organ, or significant illnesses have previously occurred in your family (for example, bowel cancer), we recommend an organ-specific preventive health check-up. These preventive programmes are put together on a specialty-specific basis, and deal with an organ system (for example, the skin is covered by the specialty of dermatology).

This form of preventive health check-up begins with an interview with a specialist in the appropriate medical specialty. They discuss your personal health status with reference to previous illnesses in your family. Then there is an organ-specific examination (e.g. using ultrasound or laboratory analysis).

As soon as the results are available, the doctor will discuss them and the subsequent procedure with you, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. When the process is finished, you will be sent a summary medical report. If this health assessment indicates that further examinations are advisable, you will receive expert advice on the issue. Your personal case manager is happy to help you organise the services that you want using Hirslanden's network of doctors.

An overview of the individual organ-specific preventive health check-ups is provided below, listed according to specialty. Click on a specialty to find out more:

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Angiology

Angiologie

Angiology deals with the branched system of blood vessels in the body, in particular arteries and veins. An angiological check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the blood vessels, based on the latest medical findings.

Examination of the blood vessels including an ultrasound of:

  • Aorta
  • Pelvis
  • Legs
  • Veins
  •  Carotid artery
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Dermatology

Dermatology

Dermatology deals with all illnesses of the skin and mucous membranes. A dermatological check involves a comprehensive examination of the skin, based on the latest medical findings.

For example, a preventive examination of birthmarks/moles is recommended in case of:

  • frequent exposure to sunlight
  • more than 15 birthmarks
  • irregularly shaped birthmarks or any that are 6 millimetres or larger
  • family history of skin cancer
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Endocrinology

Endocrinology/Diabetology

Endocrinology/diabetology deals with the hormones that are produced in the body by specialised glands, and distributed by the blood. An endocrinological check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the hormone system, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Evaluations of the thyroid glands using ultrasound/hormone examination via blood tests
  • Measurement of blood sugar and diabetes assessment

 

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology deals with the oesophagus, the stomach and intestines as well as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. A gastroenterological check involves a comprehensive examination of the digestive system, based on the latest medical findings.

This preventive health check-up includes:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Laboratory tests

Additional preventive health check-ups:

  • Liver assessment with biopsy
  • Hepatitis evaluation
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Gynaecology

Gynaecology

Gynaecology deals with the female sexual organs. A gynaecological preventive health check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the female sexual and reproductive organs, based on the latest medical findings.

Annual check-up for women:

  • Gynaecological examination
  • PAP smear
  • Ultrasound
  • Breast palpation
  • Blood test

Clinical examination of the breasts and the lymph nodes:

  • Digital mammography
  • Ultrasound of the breast including lymphatic drainage
  • Comprehensive medical report in accordance with the international guidelines for breast cancer screening

Optional:

  • 3D mammography (tomosynthesis)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transfer and evaluation of the results
  • Blood tests (e.g. hormone levels, micronutrients, tumour markers)

A genetic test may also be performed on request:

  • Genetic consultation
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2
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Cardiology

Cardiology

Cardiology deals with the heart, its functions and all illnesses relating to this organ. A cardiological check involves a comprehensive examination of the heart, based on the latest medical findings.

The cardiological preventive health check-up includes:

  • Resting ECG
  • Stress ECG
  • Echocardiography (transthoracic/through the ribcage)
  • Blood test

Additional examinations are possible:

  • Echocardiography (transoesophageal/via the oesophagus)
  • Holter ECG (24 h)
  • 24-hour blood pressure measurement
  • Pacemaker enquiry
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Neurology

Neurology

Neurology is the study of the nervous system. A neurological check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the nervous system, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Neurological examination
  • Double sonography (extracranial and intracranial)
  • Laboratory analysis of cholesterol
  • Skull MRI
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
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Neurourology

Neurourology

Neurourology deals with the functioning of the bladder and the pelvic floor, and particularly with urinary incontinence. A neurourological check involves a comprehensive examination of the nerves in the bladder system, based on the latest medical findings.

For example, a preventive health check-up for incontinence includes the following:

  • Neurological status
  • Urine and laboratory tests
  • Urodynamics/uroflowmetry
  • Cystometry
  • Cystography
  • Cystoscopy
  • X-rays of the pelvis/sacrum
  • Ultrasound of the urogenital system
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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology deals with the eyes and related structures. An ophthalmological check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the eyes, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Determination of visual acuity
  • Determination of refraction
  • Measuring and checking of glasses, if worn
  • Applanation tonometry and stereoscopic evaluation of the optic disc
  • Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment of the eye
  • Biomicroscopy of the central fundus
  • Ultrasound, pachymetry of both eyes
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ENT

ENT

ENT, Ear Nose and Throat, deals with the whole area of the head and neck. An ENT check involves a comprehensive examination of the ear, nose, and throat, based on the latest medical findings.

The following preventive evaluations are recommended:

  • Audiogram
  • Nasal breathing test
  • Smell test
  • Hearing test
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Endoscopic examination of the throat
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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

An orthopaedic examination is recommended for problems with the shoulder, elbow, spine, pelvis, hip, knee, foot or ankle. An orthopaedic check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the relevant musculoskeletal system, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Initial orthopaedic consultation
  • Appropriate imaging procedures (MRI, CT or similar)
  • Diagnosis
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Pharmacology

Pharmacology

A clinical pharmacological examination linked to a pharmacogenetic profile gives a comprehensive picture of which medication is suitable in which dose at which time for the genetic disposition and individual metabolism of the patient. This can particularly optimise any drug-related treatment and prevent adverse side effects.

The clinical pharmacological check-up and medical history include:

  • Check of current medications
  • Laboratory test and genetic sequencing
  • Producing a pharmacogenetic profile

The follow-up appointment to discuss the results consists of:

  • Evaluation and adjustment of preventive medications
  • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of adverse reactions to medications
  • Determining and interpreting medication levels
  • Adjustment of acute medications and dosage
  • Final clinical pharmacological evaluation, including medical report
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Pneumology

Pneumology

Pneumology deals with the airways and the lungs. Lung diseases include COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus. A pneumological[A1]  preventive health check-up involves a comprehensive examination of the lungs and airways, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Lung function test
  • Body plethysmography
  • Measurement of CO diffusion
  • Measurement of nitric oxide
  • Evaluation of CT images

For evaluations relating to sleep apnoea syndrome (with symptoms such as snoring):

  • Sleep diagnostics with respiratory polygraphy and diagnosis

Sleep therapy:

  • Initiation of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy
  • ResMed CPAP device AirSense 10 (sleep mask)
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Rheumatology

Rheumatology

Rheumatology deals with illnesses such as rheumatism, arthritis and osteoporosis, among others. Most inflammatory rheumatic diseases are autoimmune diseases. A rheumatological check involves a comprehensive examination of the locomotor system, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Measurement of bone density
  • Consultation and determination of appropriate treatment options
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Urology

Urology

Urology deals with the urinary organs, i.e. kidneys, bladder, ureter, urethra and the male reproductive organs. A urological check-up involves a comprehensive examination of these organs, based on the latest medical findings.

For early detection of prostate cancer, for example, the check-up includes:

  • Prostate examination
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Ultrasound (including genitals, testes, bladder and kidneys)
  • Urine examination and urine culture
  • PSA and creatinine measurement

Optional examinations:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Double examination of the testes
  • Double examination of the genitals
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General internal medicine

General internal medicine

General internal medicine covers the entire spectrum of medicine and is used to treat patients with general health concerns that do not specifically relate to one of the other medical specialties. Most medical examinations initially involve a doctor who specialises in general internal medicine. A preventive healthcare check-up in general internal medicine involves a comprehensive examination of the patient’s health, based on the latest medical findings.

This includes:

  • Complete medical history (compilation and analysis of the patient’s prior medical history)
  • Status check (current health status)
  • Detailed physical and diagnostic examination
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Blood tests and urinalysis (including laboratory tests)
  • Resting ECG