Medgate Mini Clinic

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What is a Mini Clinic?

You can get treatment from a medical professional in the Medgate Mini Clinic for a number of medical issues – without long waiting times. Come in for a previously booked appointment or just walk in to see us. If required, we can set up a video link with a Medgate doctor, in which test results can be sent in real time.

How a Mini Clinic consultation works

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Care by medical professionals

An experienced medical professional will provide you with expert and courteous care. Various forms of diagnostics and examinations (laboratory tests, ECG, etc.) are available.

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Video consultation with a doctor

If required, you can sit across from your doctor in a flash thanks to a secure video link. We can also send test results in real time.

3

Prescriptions, medical certificates and authorizations

Our doctors can issue medical certificates or authorize courses of treatment, such as physiotherapy. If you need medication for treatment, you can fill the digital prescription in a pharmacy or get medicine delivered directly to your home.

How do I pay for a consultation?

A consultation at the Mini Clinic will be billed under the statutory benefits provided by your health insurance, just like a visit to the doctor in a practice, and it is recognized by all Swiss health insurers.

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Will a doctor treat me at the Medgate Mini Clinic?

A medical professional will see to you at the Medgate Mini Clinic without prior notice or long wait times. If required, we can set up a video link with a Medgate Tele Clinic doctor. You will thus always receive medical treatment from a doctor if necessary.

Can I get medication at the Medgate Mini Clinic?

If you need medication for treatment, you will receive an electronic prescription which you can fill in the pharmacy of your choice. If the Medgate Mini Clinic is in a pharmacy, you can save time by picking up your medication on site. Alternatively, you can have medications sent directly to your home by a mail-order pharmacy.

Can I also get blood work done at the Medgate Mini Clinic?

We can offer all laboratory tests via our external laboratory partner – ranging from iron levels, liver function and kidney function tests, thyroid levels or other hormone tests through to very specific tests.

How long will it take before there are results?

It normally takes two days until blood work results come in. Depending on the test, it may take up to five days.

What if my issue cannot be treated fully at the Medgate Mini Clinic?

Thanks to our interdisciplinary team of medical professionals, general practitioners and specialists, we can fully treat most medical conditions. However, if treatment by a specialist is required, a Medgate doctor will be happy to make the appropriate referral.

Can I also get a vaccination at the Medgate Mini Clinic?

Yes. The Medgate Mini Clinic can also carry out vaccinations.

How do I pay for a consultation?

A consultation at the Mini Clinic will be billed under the statutory benefits provided by your health insurance, just like a visit to the doctor in a practice, and it is recognized by all Swiss health insurers.

Do you offer coronavirus testing at the Medgate Mini Clinic?

Yes. We offer rapid tests, PCR tests and antibody tests. There are no waiting times at the clinic if you book an appointment in advance (https://www.medgate.c19t.ch/).

Do I need to make an appointment before I come in?

Booking an appointment in advance is only required when you need a coronavirus test. For all other concerns, we are very happy to accept walk-ins. You can avoid short waiting times by booking an appointment in advance, however.

What are the benefits of the Medgate Mini Clinic?

A variety of medical issues can be treated promptly in the Medgate Mini Clinic, ranging from general medical symptoms to specialist areas.

Is the Medgate Mini Clinic a doctor’s practice?

Yes, the Mini Clinic is registered and licensed as a doctor’s practice. We are not, however, a typical doctor’s practice. Our Mini Clinic doctors are not physically present. Instead, they are connected via video call. Our range of services is the same as that of a regular primary care practice. Our Medgate specialists also allow us to offer more specialized treatments – all under one roof.

Can I make the Medgate Mini Clinic my primary care physician?

You can visit the Medgate Mini Clinic at any time for existing health issues. We provide comprehensive, long-term care, just like a primary care physician. As of yet, however, there is no insurance model that permits the Medgate Mini Clinic to be permanently set as your primary care physician.