Your well-being is of vital importance to us

Franklin values a holistic student experience both in and out of the classroom. Health and well-being are important aspects of living at Franklin. To ensure a positive student life experience, the University offers on-campus health services as well as access to off-campus services in Lugano, by also assisting with arranging mandatory Swiss health insurance for all enrolled students.

Swiss law requires that all students be fully covered by Swiss health insurance during their stay in Switzerland. Franklin University Switzerland has established a contract with SWICA, a medical insurance company, to cover all students’ medical needs. Students will receive a SWICA card approximately four weeks after arrival and should keep the card with them at all times. For more information regarding Swiss Law and health insurance coverage please refer to the desired language: English, German, French, Italian.

Exemptions are also available for students with appropriate coverage in their home countries. Additional information about Swiss health insurance and exemptions are found on the Swiss Health Insurance page

Medical Emergencies

For minor medical emergencies students are advised to call the Resident Assistant on duty. The RA on duty can then assist the student and call additional support if necessary. For more serious medical emergencies students are advised to call the Swiss Emergency number 144 from any mobile or public phone. Please address any specific questions directly to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Health Services Hours and Contact Information

University Nurse

Christina Schmid
+41 (0)91 986 53 11
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Hours: Mon/Tue/Thu, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

University Counselor

Corbin Moro
+41 (0)91 986 53 11
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Hours: Tue/Thu, 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm; Wed, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

See Health Services for more information.