Because prescriptions from countries other than Switzerland will not be filled by Swiss pharmacies, we recommend that students who take regular medication see a Swiss physician shortly after their arrival. The University Nurse or University Counselor, in the case of a psychotropic medicine, will be happy to provide students with a local referral, and the student’s Swiss doctor will then be able to prescribe the regular medication or a close equivalent. Students can bring the drug from home, however, some drugs will only be permitted to be brought into the country in a limited supply and accompanied by a copy of the prescription. Students bringing in medication may be asked to deposit it, under lock and key, in the health services office, where it can be distributed on a weekly or monthly basis. If you need a prescription filled, we ask that you do not wait until you are almost out of pills to refill as it can sometimes take up to a week or more to get an appointment with a doctor.  

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