It is usually the doctor who is treating you who sends you to hospital. This may be for tests, an operation, or treatment. When you are admitted to the hospital you will have to show your health insurance fund card. A few days before you are admitted to hospital, the hospital will send you all the necessary information, such as what you should bring with you and how to prepare yourself.
Basic health insurance fund insurance pays for hospital treatment on a general ward. The health insurance funds offer expensive top-up insurance for private or semi-private hospital treatment. Semi-private top-up insurance entitles you to a twin-bedded room. Private top-up insurance entitles you to a single room.
There are different types of hospitals. There are several state hospitals in Grisons, which is where a doctor will refer you initially if you do not need treatment in a specialist clinic.