Cost of Spitex services

Home care costs


Typical services include:

  • Basic care such as help with getting up, lying down and walking, getting dressed and undressed, eating and drinking, and personal and oral hygiene
  • Nursing care such as the preparation and administration of medication, application of topical medication and bandages, administration of eye drops, blood pressure measurement, pulse monitoring, blood draws and wound care
  • Needs assessment, advice and coordination

Covered by health insurance: Yes

Calculator: maximum care costs to be paid by the client

Place of residence
The patient contribution is different in each canton, so we need to know your place/canton of residence in order to be able to calculate it correctly.
Age group
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.
Along with coinsurance, the deductible is a contribution by the insured persons towards the doctor’s, hospital and care costs and the cost of medicines. It ranges from 300 to 2,500 francs per year for adults and 0 to 600 francs per year for children. It can be changed on an annual basis. The higher the chosen deductible, the lower the health insurance premium.

Cost of day-to-day help and support


Typical services include:

  • Accompanying clients on walks, to doctor's appointments or on outings
  • Providing domestic help
  • Providing night duty or on-call services

Covered by health insurance: No

Confirm costs with Spitex organization

The services and costs for day-to-day help and support vary depending on the Spitex organization and these costs must be paid by the clients themselves. They may be higher than the costs to be paid by the client for home care services. Supplemental insurance, if available, may cover a proportion of these costs.