Center for Rare Diseases Zurich

The Center for Rare Diseases Zurich is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University Children's Hospital Zurich, the University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital and the Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Zurich.

Center for Rare Diseases Zurich

University Hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 255 36 25

The center includes:

The center participates in the “Swiss Register for Rare Diseases” (SRSK).

Between six and eight percent of the population are affected by a rare disease that often begins in childhood. In Switzerland, this corresponds to around half a million people. The path to diagnosis is often long and arduous and frequently takes many years. To ensure that rare diseases are recognized at an early stage and that those affected receive the best possible treatment, it is necessary to pool expertise. With the Zurich Center for Rare Diseases, a service has been created for the region that supports, expands and makes visible the existing specialist expertise.

Our aim is to improve care for patients with a rare disease and to provide the best possible support for those who are still undiagnosed in the process leading up to a diagnosis.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

For patients, patient organizations and for general information on rare diseases

University Children’s Hospital Zurich – Eleonorenstiftung
Rare Diseases Helpline
Steinwiesstrasse 75
8032 Zurich

Tuesday 9.00 – 11.00 a.m. and Thursday 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Due to the high demand, it can take up to 2 weeks to respond to the contact request.

Tel. +41 44 266 35 35
Contact form

For doctor referrals, pharmaceutical companies and the trade press

Please contact the coordinator Dr. Corinne Rüegger if you have any questions.

Present every Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to the high demand, it can take up to 2 weeks to respond to the contact request.

For telephone inquiries please contact the secretariat:

Gina Schifferle
Secretariat Head of the Center for Rare Diseases Zurich
University Hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Monday-Friday 8.30-11.00 and 13.30-16.00

Tel. +41 44 255 36 25

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