CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS)

As an intergovernmental organization, CERN has its own health insurance: the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS).
The main purpose of the CHIS is to safeguard its Members against the financial consequences of illness, accidents and maternity by providing reimbursement of expenses arising from medical treatment. A Third-Party Administrator operates the CHIS: UNIQA, whom you may contact for further information and advice, for queries concerning your coverage, the calculation of your reimbursements or your membership.


CERN continues to monitor the evolution of the novel coronavirus COVID-19
For up-to-date information, please see: https://hse.cern/news-article/coronavirus-recommendations.
Furthermore, a Helpline has been set up to answer your questions. Call +41 22 766 7777, from 8-17h. 

We remind you that you have access to a Telemedicine service 24H/7D with MEDGATE.

Vaccination against COVID-19
For residents in Switzerland, click here
For residents in France, click here.

A COVID vaccination centre at CERN

Full details on COVID-19 vaccination at CERN are available at: https://hse.cern/content/covid-19-vaccination.

The centre is currently fully booked until the end of January for French nationals or those residing in France. People in those categories are encouraged to make an appointment using https://vitemadose.covidtracker.fr in France, or in Switzerland if you are eligible: https://www.ge.ch/se-faire-vacciner-contre-covid-19/inscription-vaccination-1e-2e-dose-rappel for Geneva and https://coronavax.unisante.ch/ for Vaud.

If you are able to secure an earlier appointment elsewhere, please don’t forget to cancel your CERN appointment. The Medical Service is planning to open additional slots from January, and further news will follow.

Access to the CERN site will be granted to anyone upon presentation of an appointment confirmation email, either in paper or electronic form.

To sign up for a vaccination at CERN, please use PLAMED: https://plamed.web.cern.ch/ only. You can call the COVID Helpline at +41 22 766 7777. 

Important information on reimbursement of COVID-19 tests -Updated January 11, 2022- 
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) has reimbursed various types of test.
The conditions for reimbursement are different for each type of test and its purpose. For more information, click here.

Reimbursement claims

We remind you that claims can be sent in 4 ways:

  • Electronic submission on MyUNIQA website. For more information, click here.
  • Electronic submission on MyUNIQA application for smartphone. For more information, click here.
  • Safe deposit of your "blue envelopes" in the "UNIQA" mailbox installed in building 33 - Visitors' Reception - which is located outside the Meyrin site in Switzerland, or in the UNIQA Office mailbox in the main building. Please note the blue UNIQA envelopes with the old address are still valid and can be used for sending your claims.
  • Send your stamped "blue envelopes" by regular mail to the following address : UNIQA, Avenue de la Praille 26 - CP 1431 – 1227 Carouge