Medical aids which feature on the aids and appliances list (known as the MiGeL) issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) are paid for under basic insurance less the deductible and retention fee – providing the products have been prescribed by a doctor. The MiGeL also defines the maximum contribution that may be paid. If this is exceeded, you must meet that share of the costs that is above the limit. Aids a medical practitioner (hospital or nursing home staff, nurse, doctor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, etc.) uses on you are included in the cost of the treatment.