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Preventive healthcare in maternity

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. As a mother or father, you want the best for your child. For this reason, SWICA's primary focus is on your family and its needs and not on laws and ordinances.


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.

Hospitalisation insurance plans

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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Registering and insuring your baby

Make sure your baby has all-round health insurance cover, right from day one.

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Becoming a dad

Fathers-to-be can also prepare for the arrival of their baby.

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Maternity benefits at a glance 

SWICA will contribute, for example, towards the cost of courses on birth preparation, baby massage, homeopathy or Bach flower therapy. And it will pay up to CHF 200 per year if your child needs a vaccination that goes beyond the usual care.

Pregnancy and birth

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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

Maternity benefits at a glance

Courses for father and mother

SWICA PaarMums 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)
  • Advanced antenatal preparation (mother)
  • Post-natal exercises (mother)
  • Pelvic floor exercises after birth (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.*

List of activities for health promotion and preventive healthcare

Directory of course leaders

Directory of therapists

*(Can't find the activity you're looking for? SWICA Client Services will be delighted to help you on freephone 0800 80 90 80 .)

Security for your offspring


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.

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Support for the whole family

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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.

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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.

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SWICA offers family discounts for children and young adults.

A premium discount of 76% is available for the first two children and 90% for all further children, based on the adult premium for basic insurance. Young adults aged 19-25 receive a 12% premium discount.

Would you like to find out more? We would be happy to advise you personally and without obligation.

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What our customers have to say. 

«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.»

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– Mijin Cavallini –

«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.»

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– The Henke family –

«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.»

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– Bettina Spanudakis –