All Swiss VAD services charge similar fees. This can be explained because the professionals who staff the services must charge the same professional fees as if they were working in a mainstream medical field.
At Pegasos, a VAD costs ~ €10,000. This amount is payable in two installments. The first installment is payable online at the time the VAD application is made.
The second payment is due when the VAD confirmation (including the date) is provided. This is after the sign-off and when all paperwork has been submitted and approved. Both payments are made online via the Pegasos website.
It is welcome news that the first payment is refundable (in part) by Pegasos, should you not go through with your VAD. The only funds that will be withheld by Pegasos are those legitimately incurred in the lead-up to, and administration of, your VAD application.
This refund policy stands in marked difference to that of organisations such as Dignitas, who do not refund their initial required payment of 3000 CHF. The refund policy of Pegasos, therefore, avoids nasty surprises such as the one Australian fireman Troy Thornton received when he tried to go to Dignitas in January 2018.