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Why health screening matters and how you can do it (almost entirely) from home.
Escape the number 1 cause of death, cardio-vascular diseases.
Escape the number 1 cause of death, cardio-vascular diseases.

Heart health check

Why it matters

Cardio vascular diseases are the number 1 killer in Switzerland.

Your best defence: early detection. If detected early, all of these things can usually be fixed with lifestyle changes like more exercise and improving your diet.

Tricky part: During those early stages, they often don’t cause any symptoms. That is why you should get tested every year or two. Sounds better than having to take medication every day and worrying about things like heart attacks, no?

Testing is especially recommended from the age of 35 if any of the following risk factors apply to you:

1. Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or higher
2. Lack of physical activity
3. Known history of high blood pressure or elevated blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides
4. Known hormonal disorders
5. Personal history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes among parents or siblings
6. Individuals belonging to ethnic groups with a higher risk, such as African Americans, Latin Americans, indigenous American peoples, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders.

What to test
  • Cholesterol to detect risk of arterial blockage which can lead to heart attacks or strokes.
  • HbA1c as an early indicator for developing diabetes.
  • Blood pressure since high blood pressure can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney problems.
How to test

With our Health Check Basic, you can check for cholesterol as well as pre-diabetes and several other indicators from the comfort of your home. No doctor’s visit needed.

There are already wearable devices like Aiikita to monitor your blood pressure from home. Alternatively, most pharmacies offer a blood pressure check for CHF20 to CHF30.

Check cholesterol & diabetes indicators from home.

Health Check Basic
Analysis of 15+ key health parameters, use our free configurator to customize with add-ons
Take your sample from the comfort of your home, analysis by Swiss lab
Results include personalised assessment & recommendation by a Swiss doctor
CHF 189
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Check your skin for early detection of skin cancer.
Check your skin for early detection of skin cancer.

Skin check

Why it matters

Skin cancer is becoming more common and detecting it early is key not only to improve your chances of survival but also to avoid possibly disfiguring surgeries to treat the issue. Better send a few pictures to a dermatologist to get them checked every year or two than dealing with major scaring, no?

What to test

Changes in moles, spots, or lesions. Look for irregularities in color, size, shape, or texture.

How to test

You can get your skin checked from home with your smartphone camera with tele-dermatologists like online doctor. Alternatively, you can of course go see a dermatologist. Based on our experience, that might make more sense if you have a lot of moles.

If you are over 50, test for early signs of colon cancer
If you are over 50, test for early signs of colon cancer

Colon cancer check

Why it matters

Colorectal cancer, when detected early through the FIT test, boasts an 90% five-year survival rate. This means that individuals who identify and address potential issues early on have a significantly higher chance of overcoming the disease and enjoying a long and healthy life.

What to test

FIT test checks for hemoglobin - human blood - in your stool as an early indicator of colon cancer and related issues like polyps. Don’t panic if you test positive, this can also be caused by things other than cancer. You need to do a colonoscopy to get to the bottom of the issue.

How to test

With our Colon Cancer Screening test, you can complete this test comfortably from home.

Colon cancer screening from home.

Colon Cancer
Checks for blood in your stool as an early sign for colon cancer (FIT test)
Take your sample comfortably & discreetly from home
Analysis by Swiss lab, results online after 2-3 days
CHF 99
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Sexual health check to protect your health & fertility
Sexual health check to protect your health & fertility

Sexual health check

Why it matters

With better treatments for HIV, people have gotten a bit lax with the use of condoms, leading to a rapid increase of sexually transmitted dieases. Infections have doubled over the past 5 years. Tricky thing about STDs is, that they mostly do not cause any obvious symptoms - and can still have serious health consequences. For example, Chlamydia can cause infertility - especially in women - without ever showing any symptoms. So just get checked once a year if you having changing sexual partners and protect yourself and your partners.

What to test
How to test

We offer tests for all common STDs, no doctor’s visit needed.

Ladies, don’t miss your gynaecology checkup
Ladies, don’t miss your gynaecology checkup

Gynaecology check-up

Why it matters

Gynaecology checkup is focused on detecting common cancers - and issues that could lead to cancer such as HPV infections - in women. Important to know: Standard gynaecology check-up does not include screening for sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia unless you specifically ask for it.

What to test
  • Pap smear I HPV test to detect early signs of cervical cancer.
  • Breast examination to detect possible signs of breast cancer.
  • Examination of pelvic organs including the uterus and ovaries, identifying issues such as fibroids, cysts, or other conditions that may impact reproductive health.
How to test

Unfortunately, this a check that cannot be fully done from home yet. While we will be launching a test for HPV screening soon, getting your breasts and pelvis checked is still best done physically by a gynaecologist.

Gents, take a PSA Test to protect your erection
Gents, take a PSA Test to protect your erection

PSA Test

Why it matters

If detected early, prostate cancer treatment is not likely to affect your sexual function in the long-term. However, if not treated early on, in a majority of cases, you are going to be dealing with erectile disfunction for the rest of your life. So just get checked once a year as of age 45.

What to test

Prostate specific antigen is an indicator for prostate health. If it is within the normal range, you generally have nothing to worry about. An elevated value requires a visit to the doctor for further diagnostics to see what is causing it - which might not necessarily be cancer, so don’t panic if you test positive.

How to test

We will be launching a PSA check soon - sign up to get notified when it is available here.

If you want to get checked in the mean time, your GP or urologist will do that for you as well.

Get notified for Prostate Health Check launch! Get notified
Get notified for Prostate Health Check launch! Get notified