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Insurance & Birthing House

Hi,

Is there anyone knowing what is covered by basic insurance while giving birth at birthing house?

Or better - what is not covered and must be financed by yourself or from the additional insurance? How much can it be?
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Hi,

Is there anyone knowing what is covered by basic insurance while giving birth at birthing house?

Or better - what is not covered and must be financed by yourself or from the additional insurance? How much can it be?
It depends on the birth house and your insurance policy - ask for a full price list and then ask your insurer is the short answer.

However, your medical fees are always covered, ie pregnancy check ups, blood tests, scans, midwife attendance at the birth, home visits afterwards and your post birth check up. Anything else you might have to pay yourself.

At the birth house I went to everyone had to pay a flat fee of several hundred and there was an additional fee if you lived in a certain area (i think these are due to the birth house getting no state support), and then my basic insurance did not cover the wochenbett if I wanted to stay in. Hence I decided to stay in only 1 night, but I didn't realise that you get charged per calendar day so staying overnight counts as 2 nights! The birth house will tell you the daily rate, for me it was around chf400 if I remember correctly. If I had wanted to give birth at home there would have been another charge of a couple of hundred but of course no wochenbett fee.
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Re: Insurance & Birthing House

It depends on where the birthing house is. If you live close to one, all of the costs may be covered. A friends near the boarder with Kanton SZ and her stay was covered. Find your closest one online and they should have their costs published or call them.

I inquired and was told the birth was partly covered and I had to pay the stay after the birth in full (around CHF 300 a night).
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Re: Insurance & Birthing House

With OKK, there was a flexiplan, which is Standard insurance, which can be upgraded to Private, for hospitals, and Birthing houses.
Most of the birth, and the 3 days thereafter was paid for. Unfortuantely if you decide to take this plan after you have become pregnant, then any Birth bills will not fall under Private insurance.

It would be best to contact your medical aid agent.

Btw Congrats on deciding to go to a Birthing house! All the best for the birth.
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