Anyone with symptoms should be tested for coronavirus. In this case, the Federal Government will cover the cost of the test. Below is some advice on how to recognise this on your service invoice.

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus should be tested in accordance with the Federal Government’s strategy. In this case, the invoice is not debited to patients, but to their health insurance provider, which in turn is then reimbursed by the Federal Government.

Whether the invoice needs to be paid by the health insurance provider or the patient can be seen on the service invoice under “Tariff number”. The following tariff numbers apply as of 2 November 2020:

  • If the first four figures of the tariff number for the invoice item are 01.01., then the invoice is covered by your health insurance provider.
  • If the first four figures of the tariff number are 01.99, then you must pay the invoice yourself. This generally means you were tested without needing to be, i.e. without symptoms or without receiving a notification from the SwissCovid app.

If you have been tested because of symptoms or because of a notification from the SwissCovid app, but have nevertheless received an invoice that you are required to pay, please contact your doctor. Their services and those of the laboratory can then be registered in accordance with the factsheet by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the invoice corrected.

Further information can be found in our FAQs for patients and for insurance providers.

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