What is covered by the LAMal for chiropodist fees?


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Podology and LAMal coverage

In principle, basic health insurance does not cover the cost of podiatry, except in the case of a diabetic person. These sessions are only covered when carried out by qualified nurses or chiropodists.
Effectively, since January 1, 2022, podiatry cover for diabetics has been in place. Voted on May 26, 2021 by the Federal Council, this decision will help to alleviate the shortage of qualified professionals in the medical field of podiatry.
Regular podiatric care aims to prevent open wounds, infections and reduce the risk of toe or foot amputation.

Podiatrist: What does supplementary insurance reimburse?

It is possible to obtain reimbursement for podiatry sessions from a supplementary insurance in cases where they have been prescribed by a doctor specifying the patient.
Be careful with the wording of the prescription, check that your prescription mentions "podiatry" care and not "pedicure".
To find out whether your supplementary insurance has suitable cover for podiatry care, check your health insurer's general terms and conditions or contact customer service.
Alexis Milon
Updated on: 01.02.2024Written by Alexis MilonHead of health insurance department at Comparea.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Basic health insurance only covers podiatry sessions for diabetics who have received podiatry care from a qualified nurse or chiropodist.