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).

How do I have to proceed for the refund?

You have to pay the invoices for the rental directly to Melebi SA. Please keep carefully the medical prescription of your doctor until reception of our invoice. Then send the prescription with the bill to your health insurance to obtain the compulsory refund of the basic health insurance. Some complementary insurance plans cover also the deductible at your expense.


RentalRental costsRefund by HI**You pay
1st bis 70th dayCHF 4.30/dayCHF 3.40/dayCHF 0.90/day
Since the 71st dayCHF 2.80/dayCHF 2.40/dayCHF 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)