Department of Aging Medicine

Emergency 24h

The Department of Aging Medicine at University Hospital Zurich offers detailed health assessments and personalized treatments for older adults, both, in an outpatient and inpatient setting. All care concepts are linked to state-of-the-art scientific evidence and innovation – from prevention to treatment of complex age-related diseases.

Department of Aging Medicine

Universtity Hospital Zurich
Rämistrasse 100
8006 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 26 99

In the inpatient setting, the Department of Aging Medicine specializes in the treatment of older adults undergoing specialized treatments at the University Hospital Zurich.

We work in close collaboration with

  • Traumatology,
  • Neuro-Surgery,
  • Cardiology,
  • Heart Surgery,
  • Oncology,
  • Rheumatology,
  • General Internal
  • and Emergency Medicine.

In our interdisciplinary acute care concept, patients have the advantage of specialist care in combination with comprehensive aging medicine care plus early rehabilitation. This ensures rapid functional recovery of patients age 65 years and older, and is achieved in a specialist team of doctors, nurses and therapists.

In the outpatient setting, we have several clinics addressing adult health care needs from

  • prevention to treatment of age-related chronic diseases
  • including a personalized assessment of physical and cognitive function, as well as nutritional needs
  • a complete health check-up

In our outpatient clinic, we collaborate closely with all specialty fields of medicine at the University Hospital and your family doctor.  Our outpatient clinics include

  • general aging medicine,
  • fall and fracture prevention,
  • frailty assessment and treatment,
  • dementia screening,
  • healthy & active aging check-up addressing adults age 50 years and older.

Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari, Prof. Dr. med. DrPH

Director of Department Aging Medicine USZ
Director Healthy Aging Check-Up
Chair, Dept. of Aging Medicine and Aging Research UZH
Director, Center on Aging and Mobility (CAM)

Specialties: Healthy & Active Aging Prevention, Nutrition, Exercise, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia, Aging Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine
Tel. +41 44 255 27 57

For patients

Tel. +41 44 255 26 99

For international patients

International Office
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

For referrals

Universtity Hospital Zurich
Department of Aging Medicine
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 26 99