Community, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine


Department of Community, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine combines a societal mission the goal of which is to allow access to care for everyone academic mission, the goal of which is to provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in primary care medicine.


  • Promote local medicine care focused on the needs of the individual
  • Ensure the treatment of medical, surgical and psychiatric emergencies, whether slight or severe
  • Promote access to healthcare for everyone: to ensure, in particular, access to care for those living in precarious situations or who have been detained
  • Serve as an interface between the university hospital world and the community
  • Observe citizen behavior concerning their health and promote prevention
  • Provide medical knowledge for legal investigations (Western Switzerland University Center of Legal Medicine)
  • Function as a leading academic institution in these areas