Costs covered by health insurance

Costs covered by health insurance

The mandatory basic health insurance will fully cover the routine checks during pregnancy and the cost of giving birth. There is no co-pay («Selbstbehalt») for these services. Your insurance will also pay a contribution to an antenatal class. It is up to you to choose the place where you want to give birth: at a hospital, a birthing home or at home. After giving birth, your insurance will cover postnatal care and contribute to breastfeeding counselling. If you stay at the hospital after the birth, the baby’s stay is also covered by your insurance. You will find all the mandatory services in the Federal Health-Care Benefits Ordinance. The Federal Office of Public Health or your personal health insurance will provide further information.



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