Preventive courses: fortify your health

According to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), personal lifestyle has a bearing on around half of all chronic conditions. Changes in how we eat and exercise and in our sense of wellbeing can all have a major impact. Prevention comprises measures designed to prevent specific health disorders and their negative effects from occurring.

It’s a great start if you can lead your life according to your own wishes and needs while addressing the challenges that chronic diseases entail. Taking your own life into your hands, also called self-management, is a key component of disease management programmes, and also of the following preventive courses.

Up to CHF 600 per year in preventive healthcare benefits

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.

SWICA supplementary insurance

Selection of preventive courses offered by SWICA-recognised partners and providers

Analytical biomechanics according to R. Sohier is a holistic treatment technique involving the analysis and treatment of muscle and joint chains. SWICA-recognised providers can be found in the directory of course leaders.
Training, courses and advice on those affected and their families.

More about aha! Swiss Allergy Centre
Sports groups, swimming courses and hosted support groups for sufferers of asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis.

Swiss Lung Association (Lungenliga) courses
A DIAfit group is an opportunity to stay physically active and meet regularly in a small group under expert supervision. In most cases people join a DIAfit group after a course of rehabilitation for diabetes.

DIAfit group near you
A 12-hour course for interested laypeople. Participants acquire a basic knowledge and are equipped to provide adequate support to people in acute mental crisis. They learn how to spot mental problems early on, offer those affected support and put them in touch with professionals who can help.

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Those attending learn practical skills in 15 hours of group training led by an expert. Self-management is a key component of this. The training is also available online as a webinar.

More about Evivo
A weekly exercise programme under expert supervision for people with a cardiac condition.

Cardiac group near you

Participants report (in German)
Using exercise to learn to trust your body again and boost your confidence and feeling of being alive. Groups are led by specialists with a postgraduate diploma in sports and exercise therapy.

Sports group near you
You can find support in your area on the stop smoking plattform.

Look for support (only in german)


The Quit Smoking Helpline is there to help on 0848 000 181

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Exercise in the water, outdoors, or at a fitness centre. Provided by Rheumaliga Schweiz (Swiss rheumatism league) for people with problems such as arthritis, arthrosis, back pain and osteoporosis.

Courses in your area
SWICA supports a wide range of exercise courses, healthy nutrition programmes and measures to help you relax and increase your wellbeing.

More about SWICA health promotion offerings
Personal consultation
If the course you're interested in isn't listed or if you need more information, SWICA Customer Service would be happy to help. Call us on 0800 80 90 80 or send us a message using the contact form below.

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Feedback from course participants

I really enjoy the weekly cancer sports group led by an excellent therapist. Exercise is encouraged, underused muscle groups are brought into play and balance is improved. And it also helps with relaxation. The friendliness and interchange among the participants is motivational and makes us all glad to be alive. I wouldn't ever want to be without this group course. I'm very grateful for SWICA's valuable financial support. Ida Camenisch, Avanti Cancer Sports Group, St. Gallen
The exercises in the cardiac group are led by a specialist and are specially adapted to me and my situation, which I really appreciate. I do a lot of muscle training and work on my coordination. I feel better, and of course the exercises also strengthen my body and make me fitter. I think it's great that SWICA supports the heart group. The programme is very personal and I would recommend everyone to take up this offer. Sham Bhagwanani, Heart Group Winterthur