Are you a fan of alternative therapies, such as osteopathy or homeopathy? Discover Groupe Mutuel’s supplemental insurance solutions that provide coverage for these therapies.
Cover my alternative medicine costs
What is alternative medicine?
“Alternative medicine” or “complementary medicine” is a form of medicine that does not use the drugs or chemical substances found in conventional medicine to treat patients.
Alternative or complementary medicine covers a broad spectrum of therapies, each with its own specific approach.
The most common forms of alternative medicine
The most common forms of alternative medicine include
Reimbursement by basic health insurance
Basic health insurance only covers five forms of alternative medicine: acupuncture, homeopathy, anthroposophic medicine, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine.
Essential condition: these treatments must be dispensed by a doctor whose training in the field is recognised by the Swiss Medical Federation (FMH). Therefore, compulsory insurance providers will not accept invoices for alternative medicine practised by therapists.
Supplemental insurance solutions to extend your coverage
If you wish to extend your coverage to include other forms of alternative medicine and therapists, you will need to take out supplemental insurance.
Groupe Mutuel offers several supplemental insurance solutions that recognise a broad variety of alternative medicine therapies. These policies generally offer various levels of coverage. The purpose of the treatments must be medical. Treatments relating to prevention, comfort or well-being are not covered.
A tip: enquire before treatment
Before undertaking any form of alternative medical treatment, we recommend that you contact us first. We will tell you whether or not your therapist is recognised for the treatment concerned and if you have the appropriate insurance coverage.
We recommend the supplemental insurance solutions below. Discover the benefits of each and select the one that suits you.
Up to 80% coverage (upper limit of CHF 2,000 for medicines) for 20 therapies practised by doctors and their associated medicinesMore details
Supplemental health insurance with a bonus
Up to 90% coverage for therapists and alternative medicine therapies recognised by the insurer, after allowing for a deductible of CHF 150More details
Coverage between 30% and 90% depending on the level, for therapists and alternative medicine treatments recognised by the insurerMore details