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Why do we also look after customers who haven’t even been born yet?

As a parent, you want the best for your child – and that begins with health. SWICA accompanies your baby along the path to a healthy life from the very first moment. For you as parents, the birth of your child marks the beginning of a new phase in your life in which security and responsibility take on an entirely different significance. For this reason, SWICA's primary focus is on your family and its needs and not on laws and ordinances. The result is that parents and children enjoy exclusive services before and after birth, including in-depth ante-natal courses, HypnoBirthing, a breastfeeding allowance, 24-hour telemedicine, and the Home Nanny service.

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Preventive healthcare in maternity

Pregnancy
Whether it’s an ultrasound examination or an ante-natal course, maternity benefits are provided under basic insurance without any co-payment.
Find out more about benefits



Comfort while in hospital
Opt for more comfort in hospital and for your free choice of doctor with HOSPITA semi-private, private or BestMed worldwide.
After delivery
From breastfeeding advice, to post-natal exercises and baby swimming, SWICA contributes towards a range of post-natal activities.
Go to the hospitalisation insurance plans


Optimally insured as a family
To take some of the strain off your household budget, families receive attractive premium discounts.
More information


Registering and insuring your baby
Make sure your baby has all-round health insurance cover, right from day one.
Becoming a dad
Fathers-to-be can also prepare for the arrival of their baby.
Go to the list of courses


santé24

The doctors and medical specialists at santé24 are available around the clock to provide free advice on all health-related questions.

Maternity benefits at a glance

SWICA contributes towards the cost of baby massage, homeopathy and Bach flower therapy. SWICA also contributes towards the cost of non-standard vaccinations. In addition, you receive a breastfeeding voucher to the value of 200 francs.

Maternity involves numerous examinations both before and after the birth. To ensure that mother and child receive comprehensive care and are financially secure, there are no co-payments for maternity benefits.


  • Antenatal courses (CHF 150 towards group courses delivered by a midwife)
  • 7 antenatal checkups
  • 2 ultrasound examinations
  • 1 postnatal checkup
  • 3 sessions in which midwives or other specially trained staff provide breastfeeding advice
  • For high-risk pregnancies, the interval between examinations is based on clinical need.

The supplementary insurance plans offer the following additional services in the context of antenatal preparation, support and aftercare:

  • CHF 200 breastfeeding allowance per child
  • In-depth breastfeeding advice if desired or required (e.g. in the event of breastfeeding problems)
  • Complementary treatment to help with pregnancy, such as acupuncture for morning sickness or pain, pregnancy massages for back pain. If administered by recognised doctors and therapists without a rate agreement, SWICA pays up to CHF 80 per hour.
  • Learning postnatal exercises as well as the hypnobirthing method to ease the pain during childbirth, etc. In the case of recognised health promotion services relating to paternity, SWICA covers up to CHF 600* per year, depending on your supplementary insurance plan.
  • Prescribed medicines within the indication

*SWICA covers 50% of the costs from your COMPLETA PRAEVENTA supplementary plan, up to 300 francs per calendar year. Furthermore, your OPTIMA supplementary plan covers 90% of the costs exceeding this amount, up to 300 francs per calendar year. This can result in prevention contributions of up to 600 francs per year.

Mums before and after pregnancy – and soon-to-be fathers – can benefit from the wide range of courses in which applications for the baby can be learnt.

 


  • Pregnancy exercises (mother)*
  • Antenatal preparation (mother)*
  • Post-natal exercises (mother)*
  • Baby massage (mother and father)
  • Homeopathy and Bach flowers for self-application (mother and father)
  • Wraps and compresses (mother and father)

In the health promotion and preventive healthcare list you can find a selection of courses and treatments which SWICA supports.**

* with SWICA-recognised course leaders
** Can't find the activity you're looking for? SWICA Client Services will be delighted to help you on freephone 0800 80 90 80 .

SWICA supports your baby's development right from the start.

 

  • Special / prescribed vaccinations
  • Baby swimming

HOSPITA PLUS enables your child to switch to semi-private or private hospitalisation insurance at any time up to the age of 40 without the need for a medical examination.

santé24 – your Swiss telemedicine service

Medical help around the clock: The doctors and medical specialists at santé24 are there to offer you expert advice on all questions relating to prevention, illness, accident and maternity – in four languages, around the clock, 365 days a year.

Home Nanny

Perhaps your child is ill or recovering from an accident and you have no one to look after it for you? The Home Nanny service would be delighted to step in and help. It offers professional care for children and takes the pressure off parents because they know their child is in good hands.

Would you like to learn more about the SWICA advantages?

SWICA customers have been the most satisfied ones in Switzerland for many years, as confirmed repeatedly in many first-place rankings in health insurance surveys. In 2020, once again, Comparis and amPuls awarded SWICA first place for customer satisfaction.

Put SWICA to the test yourself and get a personal consultation – it's well worth your while. SWICA’s customer service is there for you and looks forward to hearing from you: By phone on the toll-free number 0800 80 90 81 or by means of the contact form below.

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What our customers have to say.

Mijin Cavallini
«As a mum and midwife I find that SWICA offers great maternity-related benefits and services. Already during pregnancy SWICA provided support with acupuncture, which helped me a lot. And after the birth they were always there for us, which meant I could enjoy the time with my baby.»
Daniel Henke
«For our family, only the best is good enough. Thanks to SWICA, we were able to enjoy the first hours and days together in a family room after our daughter was born. It’s wonderful and reassuring to know that, if anything happens, we as a young family are in good hands with SWICA.»
Ali Tuygu
«It was at Christmas. We were abroad and had forgotten to take our little daughter’s medication with us. Thanks to sante24 we were able to pick up the medication at the nearest pharmacy. You can always rely on SWICA and sante24!»
Bettina Spanudakis
«As the mother of a 3-year-old I’ve already contacted sante24 several times about ‘childhood illnesses’. I don’t like running to the doctor about every little thing. The initial telephone assessment and expert advice have generally been so good that I haven’t needed to bother our paediatrician.»
Adriana González
«When things got really difficult, SWICA was there for us. When my son was only one day old, he was transferred to the university hospital because it looked like he needed to have abdominal surgery. Because I have private insurance with SWICA, I was able to stay overnight in the hospital and breastfeed my son, which was certainly very important in the first days of his life.»
Adrian van Velsen
«For a long time I resisted the idea of switching to a new health insurer. Then I gave SWICA a chance and was blown away: I had never experienced such quick, personal and professional contact in the 20 years that I was with my old insurer. This initial contact with SWICA confirmed for me that I’ve now found the right health insurer.»