Cost – Refund by the Basic Health Insurance (HI)
Conditions for the coverage by the basic health insurances:
- The alarm-system must be rented*
- The patient must be over 5 years
- A medical prescription is necessary
*Only a rented device is refunded in accordance with the list of means and devices (MiGeL/LiMA art. 15.20).
|Rental||Rental costs||Refund by HI**||You pay|
|1st bis 70th day||CHF 4.30/day||CHF 3.40/day||CHF 0.90/day|
|Since the 71st day||CHF 2.80/day||CHF 2.40/day||CHF 0.40/day|
**This refund had been increased as a result of our request to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) (earlier it was CHF 2.35 and 1.90/day respectively).
In reaction to the Federal Council introducing an economy measure on the 1st of January 2006 (i.e. 10% on the refunds of the HI for the alarm-system), we requested the FOPH (BAG/OFSP) an extended compulsory coverage by the HI. This was in order to give all families access to the Pipi-Stop behavioural therapy, which has already proven its worth. Answer of the BAG/OFSP to our request (in German) / (in French)