Emergencies in France
If you have an accident or a health problem AT CERN, please contact the infirmary immediately at 73802 or mobile phone 163438. There you will see a doctor and he/she will call an ambulance if necessary.
If you can manage to see a doctor or even have an X-ray on your own, we strongly recommend that you go to France: St Genis Pouilly or Ferney Voltaire. It will cost you around 50 euros for leg X-ray and 22 euros for a visit to the doctor.
The cost in Switzerland is around 300 CHF for both X-ray and doctor visit at the Hospital de la Tour.
Be aware that you may have to pay the total amount of your bill before leaving the hospital in Switzerland, and the amount can be huge. The only insurance recognized by hospitals here are CIGNA and BLUE CROSS; for all the rest the patient will have to pay himself and be reimbursed by his insurance. For example, for an appendectomy, recently patients were asked to pay over 20 000 dollars before leaving the hospital! You must look into travel insurance not only to guarantee entry but also the ability to leave the hospital.
Useful numbers in France: SAMU 15 FIRE 18 POLICE 17
X-ray/SCAN, cabinet de radiologie Musitelli 46 av République 01630 SAINT GENIS POUILLY / Tel : 04 50 28 27 27 fax : 04 50 20 69 80
X-ray/SCAN, Cabinet Musitelli 40 av Jura 01210 FERNEY VOLTAIRE / Tel : 04 50 40 51 23 fax : 04 50 40 41 24
All doctors listed by their specialties in Ferney and St Genis are available on
In Ferney Voltaire Rue de la Poterie : 04 50 40 97 44 //// 5 avenue Voltaire : 04 50 40 72 10
Hospitals in France
Hopital Intercommunal Sud Leman à St Julien en Genevois Amédée VIII de Savoie 74164 ST JULIEN EN GENEVOIS Tel : 04 50 49 65 65 / fax : 04 50 49 66 70 Emergencies open 24 hours
Centre Intercommunal Annemasse / Bonneville 64 av Genève 74130 BONNEVILLE Tel : 04 50 87 47 47 Emergencies open 24 hours
Emergencies in Switzerland
Emergency numbers: Ambulance 144 Fire 118 Police 117 Poisoning 145
SOS doctor +41-22 748 4950 or +41-22 322 2020
Hopital de la Tour emergency number: 022.719.6111
Medical centers with emergency rooms open 24 hours 21, rue Chantepoulet +41 (0)22/731 2120 1, rue du Jura +41 (0)22/345 4550 17, rue de Carouge +41 (0)22/329 5656 Help for rape victims +41 (0)22 345 2020
You can consult a directory of doctors at: www.amge.ch/amge/modules/xoopsmembers/index.php
Hospitals in Switzerland
HÔPITAL CANTONAL 24 rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1205 Geneva Tél. +41-22 372 3311 This is the main hospital in Geneva. It is part of the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG). Web site www.hug-ge.ch/www/fr/webhug.nsf
HÔPITAL DE LA TOUR 3 avenue J.D. Maillard, 1217 Meyrin Tel. +41 (0)22 719 6111 / Fax +41 (0)22 719 6112
People usually choose to go with Uniqa which is around 460 CHF per month for coverage of 80% of the fees, with some exceptions. 920 CHF for less exceptions and for the entire family. NOTE for moving back to the US: Pay attention to the cancellation time frame! Uniqa may require 30 or 60 days notice, and they may be very inflexible about it. This can be costly and inconvenient for reactivating coverage in the US.
There may be an alternative carrier other than Uniqa. Check with the Users Office or your experiment secretariat.
If you live in France, you can also have French insurance which covers you in France and in Switzerland , which can cost between 100 and 200 euros per month depending on the % of reimbursment you choose.
Azur Assurance in St Genis, Maryline speaks english : 04 50 28 41 41
Cabinet Stephane Pibouleau in St genis : 04 50 42 16 32
For general information on insurance
TCS also offers a travel insurance that includes repatriation of cars, emergency medical repatriation and trip cancelation
If you live in Switzerland, prices will be from 250 to 400 CHF per month if you don’t choose the Cern Uniqa insurance.
(contact is M. Comoreche 022.818.3685)