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Maternity benefits under basic insurance

Are you pregnant? Enjoy peace of mind from the moment you fall pregnant knowing you enjoy benefits under basic insurance.

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Same benefits for all

In Switzerland, the benefits from basic insurance are the same for all insurance companies and for all insured persons. No matter whether you have the family doctor model, Telmed, HMO or mandatory healthcare insurance – you can rely on the insurance cover it provides for pregnancy and childbirth.

Maternity benefits basic insurance

Before the birth

Medical check-ups (incl. laboratory costs)

Normal pregnancy: 7 check-ups
High-risk pregnancy: check-up intervals as determined by doctor

Check-ups by midwife

Normal pregnancy: 7 check-ups
High-risk pregnancy: benefits as prescribed by doctor

Ultrasound

Normal pregnancy: 2 check-ups
High-risk pregnancy: check-up intervals as determined by doctor

Compression stockings

2 pairs of medically prescribed compression stockings per year, amount as laid down in the aids and appliances list

Medication

Medically prescribed medication as laid down in the Specialty List and drug formulary, with tariffs

Alternative medicine

Medical treatment with acupuncture, anthroposophic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), classic homeopathy, and phytotherapy (from doctors with the corresponding training)

Antenatal preparation

CHF 150 (antenatal classes given by midwives and midwifery consultations)

At birth

Birth and obstetric support at home, in hospital or at a birth centre

Outpatient birth: costs of doctor, midwife, medication and aids
Inpatient birth: general ward in a hospital or at a birth centre in accordance with the hospital list for the canton of residence