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Medical aids

Medical aids are products such as compression stockings, blood sugar monitors, walking aids or incontinence supplies. Find out here who covers the cost, and which providers we recommend.

Does CSS pay for aids?

Basic insurance covers the cost of an aid if all of the following three conditions are met:

  • The aid features on the official aids and appliances list (MiGeL) compiled by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
  • You have been prescribed the product by a doctor.
  • You have not yet reached the contribution limit specified by MiGeL.

The situation is different if you are given the aid by a medical professional (hospital, retirement home, carer, doctor, physiotherapist, ergotherapist, etc.). In this case, the cost is included in the treatment.

Special cases involving hearing aids and orthopaedic shoes

Hearing aids and orthopaedic shoes are covered under basic insurance only if certain conditions are met – for example, if you satisfy the medical requirements of Federal Disability Insurance (IV) or Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (OASI) but fail to meet the eligibility requirements for benefits under these social insurance schemes.

Respiratory and sleep therapy devices

Provider Quality features Phone
Sleep & Health S.A., Marly Works closely with the lead doctor at your practice or in hospital.

Rapid, flexible needs assessment for the best possible therapeutic effect.
+41 26 429 26 26
Philips AG Respironics, Zofingen Fantastic sleep therapy with innovative solutions and unparalleled comfort during wear.

Smartphone app for active monitoring and successful use.
+41 62 745 17 50
PanGas, Dagmersellen High-quality solutions for maintaining and improving quality of life.

Attentive service from trained specialist staff.
+41 844 800 999

Blood sugar measurement for diabetics

Provider Quality features Phone
DynamiCARE AG, Pfäffikon SZ
The easy, no-nonsense way to buy high-quality diabetic care equipment.

Blood sugar test strips, lancets and swabs are also available on a subscription basis.
+41 55 533 50 10

Products for bladder weakness and incontinence

Provider Quality features Phone
Attends GmbH
High-quality products for bladder weakness and incontinence, including products for children aged five and over.

Discreet, free, professional advice by phone; free samples and delivery.
+41 61 833 30 91
Weita AG High-quality products at affordable prices.

Discreet advice from experts by phone.

Free sample packs.

Free delivery in discreet packaging.
+41 848 000 199
ABIDA GROUP Sagl Quality products with professional advice designed to help you. Also available in your home, on request.

We provide free samples that let you choose the most suitable product for your particular problem.

Active control of the therapy and its effectiveness.
+41 91 980 97 58
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