A day or two after arriving in Switzerland, a consultation will be scheduled with the Pegasos doctor, or psychiatrist if required. These consults are usually held at your hotel. After the meeting, the doctor will write the Nembutal prescription. The drug will be collected from the pharmacy by a member of the Pegasos team on the day of your VAD.
At Pegasos, the VAD takes place at their clinic in the small town of Liestal, a 15-minute drive south of Basel.
On arrival at the clinic, a further short round of paperwork concerning power of attorney forms etc. needs to be completed. Note - family and friends who plan to be present for the VAD will need to have their passports with them for the authorities afterwards. (These are purely for identification purposes).
While the time of death is usually left up to the person, VADs generally take place in the morning. In attendance at the VAD will be the small Pegasos team and your family/ friends and pets. Note, it is important for at least one friend and/or family member to be present in order to formally identify you once you have gone.