The Federal Administration and the cantonal governments are responsible for most areas in health care. However, it is up to the Canton of St.Gallen to provide home assistance and care services. Furthermore, the municipalities are also responsible for certain elements of health promotion and preventive care.
The Canton of St.Gallen provides for inpatient treatment in the areas of acute care, psychiatry and rehabilitation, in order to ensure first-rate, modern and cost-effective healthcare. Although patients are free to choose the hospital they wish to be treated at, there may be certain limitations, in case of financial coverage by health insurance.
Taking good care of your health and well-being throughout your life is crucial for maintaining your independence into retirement. Whatever your age, there are always steps you can take to keep fit and healthy. There is a broad and exciting range of sports clubs on offer in St.Gallen. You can find various services and their contact information by clicking the link below, which will take you to «St.Gallernetz». It is also important that all generations take good care of the environment.
The drug policy in St.Gallen relies on a four-pillar model, which was first introduced in 1992.
The Foundation for Addiction Care operates social and medical support services geared towards different groups of drug-dependent people, in addition to a soup kitchen and a specialist addiction centre. Please contact the Foundation for Addiction Care for more information.