About us

Founded in 1920 by Dr. Alfred Germanier, the Clinique de Valère is the oldest acute care facility in the Valais.

Thanks to its personalised medical services and state-of-the-art technical facilities, the clinic guarantees multidisciplinary medical care for all Valaisans, regardless of their insurance cover (general, semi-private and private).

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Our accredited doctors are available to examine your specific needs. Thanks to our multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach, the clinic offers you the highest quality of care.

Surgical treatments

The Clinique de Valère has 5 state-of-the-art operating theatres. Since 2018, our clinic has been equipped with the Da Vinci Robot, a state-of-the-art equipment that assists surgeons for certain interventions in the fields of obesity and urology.


Our specialist staff are committed to responding to patients' needs with great empathy on a daily basis. Continuing education is regularly organised to maintain high quality standards. The clinic also trains apprentices and trainees to encourage young talent.

Stationary beds

The Clinique de Valère has 38 beds in shared rooms, 11 beds in private rooms and 6 beds in VIP rooms.


While remaining a clinic on a familiar scale, we offer a range of specialities.

Operating theatres

Our five operating theatres are state-of-the-art and have medical equipment for all specialities. Since 2018, our Clinic has been equipped with the Da Vinci Robot, a state-of-the-art equipment that assists surgeons for certain procedures in the fields of visceral surgery and urology.



In 1920, Dr Alfred Germanier inaugurates the first surgical clinic in the central Valais.


Dr Alfred Germanier submits the plans for a new building (the current Clinique de Valère building) to the Commune of Sion and the authorisation is granted.


From 1954, the Clinique de Valère is managed by the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint-Maurice. In 1970, major renovation work was undertaken to enlarge the clinic.


The American Medical International Company buys the Clinique de Valère and major transformation work is carried out. Unfortunately, the identity of the clinic is lost as the AMI group focuses exclusively on privately insured patients.


In 1990, the Bourgeoisie of Sion becomes the fourth owner and hands over the operation to the doctors of Sion and its surroundings.


The Whirlwind Participations SA group buys the Clinique de Valère and also undertakes renovation work with new operating theatres and a new outpatient centre.


In 2013, Clinique de Valère becomes a Swiss Medical Network clinic, allowing the clinic to modernise its technical facilities and the entire hotel infrastructure.

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