In delegated psychotherapy, patients are referred by a doctor to a designated non-medical psychotherapist for the evaluation and treatment of mental or psychosomatic disorders. The therapist is employed by the doctor and consultations take place in the surgery of the attending doctor. Health insurance companies thereby consider the work of delegated psychotherapists as a standard benefit. In contrast, psychiatrists can as doctors have their invoices settled directly by health insurance companies.

Delegated psychotherapy involves recognising (diagnosing) psychiatric or psychosomatic disorders according to the official diagnosis code (ICD-10). Psychotherapy is also used to treat mental disorders and to protect and preserve health.

Psychotherapeutic methods include analysis, behavioural therapies and systemic, holistic therapies. Psychotherapy is carried out in individual, group, couple or family settings.

Why choose Hirslanden


Delegated psychotherapy is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our delegated psychotherapy specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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