HMO model – all the benefits of a medical network
The HMO model is a version of mandatory basic insurance in which a doctor from your medical network or group practice is always your first point of contact.Calculate premium
Under the HMO model, you always ask your doctor from the medical network or group practice first.
Your doctor will refer you directly to a specialist, therapist or hospital if necessary.
The phone number of your medical network or group practice is also your emergency number. If you cannot reach anyone there, you should contact the local emergency service.
Cost coverage according to the tariff, throughout Switzerland, for treatment by recognised doctors, chiropractors, dieticians, midwives, speech therapists, physiotherapists, ergotherapists, nurses and nursing auxiliaries
Acupuncture, anthroposophic medicine, Chinese medicine, homeopathy and phytotherapy: Cost coverage according to the tariff, throughout Switzerland, for treatment by recognised doctors with an FMH qualification in the respective field of complementary medicine
Cost coverage without limit to sum or duration in the general ward (hospital/acute-care hospital) in accordance with the current cantonal hospital list
As stipulated in article 12 of the Health Insurance Benefits Ordinance
Cost coverage in the general ward in emergencies for outpatient or inpatient treatment, up to a maximum of twice the tariff of the canton of residence in Switzerland. The special provisions in force under the bilateral agreements apply in the case of EU countries (incl. Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and Norway)
Spa treatments: CHF 10 per day, 21 days per year, plus the cost of medical treatment
Recovery cures: The cost of medical treatment only
7 check-ups during pregnancy and one following the birth, 2 ultrasound examinations for a normal pregnancy, home birth or hospital birth, maximum CHF 150 for antenatal courses, maximum 3 sessions of breastfeeding advice
Contributions to preventive health measures e.g. vaccination of children, preventive gynaecological examinations, etc.
Cost of transport: 50% of costs, max. CHF 500 per calendar year
Rescue costs: 50% of costs, max. CHF 5,000 per calendar year
Up to age 18: CHF 180 per year, on a doctor’s prescription
Cost coverage for medically prescribed examinations, treatment and nursing care by recognised Spitex organisations at home or in nursing homes
Cost coverage for severe jaw disease or if treatment becomes necessary because of a serious general illness. Primary treatment of dental accidents (if accident cover included)
Cost coverage for psychotherapy with a doctor
HMO stands for health maintenance organisation. Under the HMO model, you promise to always consult a designated doctor from the medical network or a group practice first when feeling ill.
A group practice consists of several doctors working together in the same place. A medical network is made up of doctors in different locations.
Your doctor from the medical network or group practice will coordinate your treatment. What's more, the HMO model lets you benefit from the experience of all the members of the network.
Yes. Please notify your doctor from the network or group practice of any emergency treatment within 10 days. Please ask the emergency doctor to send their treatment report to your regular doctor.
No. Your first point of contact should always be your doctor from the medical network or group practice. If you require specialist treatment, you will be referred by them. If you do not stick to the rules, it will not be possible to reimburse your treatment costs.