Prescriptions from countries other than Switzerland will not be filled by Swiss pharmacies. We recommend that students who take regular medication see a Swiss doctor shortly after their arrival to campus. The Coordinator of Student Medical Services and Well-being is available to provide students with a local referral to a Swiss doctor who will prescribe the regular medication or a close equivalent. Students with prescriptions for psychotropic medicine should contact the University Counselor for a referral to a local psychiatrist. Students can bring some medication from home, however, all medications will only be permitted to be brought into the country in a limited supply (one month maximum) and must be accompanied by a copy of the prescription. Students bringing medications to campus may be asked to deposit them in the health services office where they will be stored and locked, and then distributed on a weekly or monthly basis. Students who bring over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, are encouraged to bring small quantities (20 pills or less) for safety reasons. If you need a prescription filled, we ask that you contact us immediately as it can sometimes take up to a week or more to get an appointment with a doctor.

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For more information about Swiss regulations concerning medications and drugs, please visit the Swiss government's information page about restrictions and authorizations.