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Patient contribution

The patient contribution is the share of the long-term care costs which must be paid by clients in addition to the deductible and coinsurance. It may not exceed 15.35 francs per day (5,602.75 francs per year) and is regulated by the cantons. Some cantons do not charge a patient contribution at all, some charge the maximum amount and others charge an amount in between.

Since patients under 18 years of age are exempt from the patient contribution in most cantons, the age group must be specified so that the patient contribution can be calculated correctly.