Products and services for maternity and prevention

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

Whether it’s an ultrasound examination or an ante-natal course, maternity benefits are provided under basic insurance without any co-payment.
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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.
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Optimally insured as a family
To take some of the strain off your household budget, families receive attractive premium discounts.
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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 COMPLETA TOP and COMPLETA offer more extensive, comprehensive benefits 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
  • Special and medically prescribed vaccinations for the child: 90% of the costs, up to CHF 200 per year

*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.

Courses for mothers
  • Pregnancy exercises*
  • Antenatal preparation*
  • Post-natal exercises*

Courses for mothers and fathers
  • Baby massage
  • Homeopathy and Bach flowers for self-application
  • Wraps and compresses


SWICA contributes 50% of the costs up to 500 francs per year (up to 300 francs per type of activity) from the COMPLETA PRAEVENTA supplementary insurance plan and 90% of the costs exceeding this amount up to 300 francs per year from OPTIMA towards health-related services provided by SWICA-recognised providers.
Overview of health promotion and preventive healthcare offering

* with SWICA-recognised course leaders

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?

For over 10 years now, SWICA customers have been among the happiest in Switzerland. This is confirmed by the many high ratings it has received in independent health insurer comparisons. Comparis, K-Tipp, and amPuls once again awarded SWICA first place for customer satisfaction compared to other major Swiss health insurers in 2022.

Put SWICA to the test yourself and get a personal consultation – it's well worth your while. SWICA Customer Service staff look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to help you switch your insurance provider: By phone on the toll-free number 0800 80 90 83 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.»

Die zufriedensten Kunden sind bei SWICA. Die hohe Zufriedenheit hat Tradition: Ob Comparis, K-Tipp oder AmPuls – in den unabhängigen Krankenkassenvergleichen belegt SWICA seit 10 Jahren Spitzenpositionen.

Les clients les plus satisfaits sont chez SWICA. Une satisfaction élevée qui ne se dément pas: depuis dix ans, SWICA occupe les meilleures places des comparatifs indépendants de caisses-maladie Comparis, Bon à Savoir et amPuls.

I clienti più soddisfatti sono assicurati presso SWICA. Che si tratti dei sondaggi di Comparis, K-Tipp o amPuls, il risultato non cambia: SWICA ottiene da 10 anni valutazioni eccellenti nei confronti indipendenti tra le casse malati.

The happiest customers are SWICA customers. High levels of satisfaction have become a tradition: Whether Comparis, K-Tipp or amPuls, SWICA has come in first in independent health insurance surveys for 10 years.