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Complementary medicine is becoming increasingly popular. The range of providers and methods on the market is correspondingly large. Here you can find tips and examples to help you in your search. Find out more about alternative medicine, naturopathy and complementary therapies. Our experts on the advice line for complementary medicine will also answer your questions personally.

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Our benefits for the perfect alternative

Complementary medicine methods can help to effectively treat a large number of complaints and offer patients relief or even a cure. Benefit from our expertise in the area of complementary medicine.

Generous benefits for complementary medicine

If you wish to use complementary medicine it is in any case worth taking out supplementary insurance as basic insurance covers only a small part: medical benefits associated with complementary medicine may be paid under the basic insurance policy in accordance with the Federal Health Insurance Act only if the doctor has been issued with a recognised licence by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and practices one of the five defined methods:

  • Anthroposophic medicine
  • Classical homoeopathy
  • Phytotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy within traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
  • Acupuncture

The costs are refunded according to the tariff in the canton where the person lives or the tariff for their work location.

SANA and COMPLETA supplementary insurance cover additional benefits that go beyond those of the basic insurance policy. In medically indicated cases we will cover 75% of the treatment costs up to an unlimited amount.

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Our experts on complementary medicine help you to choose the appropriate therapy for your condition and to find a recognised doctor, naturopath or therapist close to you who can treat you professionally. And you find out immediately whether we will cover the costs of the treatment.

For all customers of the Helsana Group
0800 100 590 (free from the fixed network)
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

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