Compact One is a low-cost basic insurance model with digital consultations. You contact Medgate when you need medical advice. Your Medgate doctor advises you and draws up a personal treatment plan with you. You have an overview of your treatment in the Sanitas Medgate app.
Anyone who is resident in Switzerland is obliged by law to have basic health insurance in order to ensure basic medical care for all. All health insurers cover the same benefits under basic insurance.
The amounts listed are for maximum benefits and, unless specified otherwise, are valid for each calendar year. Benefits are granted only in accordance with the Swiss Federal Health Insurance Act (KVG/LAMal) and the corresponding ordinances, and the general terms of insurance and applicable supplementary terms issued by Sanitas.
* Benefits also apply for the alternative models of mandatory basic (KVG/LAMal) health insurance.
With Compact One you save up to 15% on your premium compared to the Basic standard model for basic health insurance.
Medgate is the leading telemedicine provider in Switzerland. The Medgate telemedicine centre has more than 90 experienced doctors on call day and night to offer advice by phone or video link. Medgate telemedical advice is available free of charge. You may be charged for calling the Medgate hotline depending on your telecommunications provider.
If you have Compact One insurance, Medgate is your contact for medical advice. The Medgate doctors make time for you and offer professional advice. You will receive any treatment plans, referrals or medical certificates digitally. These streamlined processes help us keep costs down. In return you get a discount on your premium.
You don’t have to contact Medgate in the following cases
Sanitas Medgate app
The Sanitas Medgate app is your direct link to Medgate, making it really easy to get medical advice whenever you need it.
Compact customers can call the Sanitas customer service team from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2 pm. In the Sanitas Portal app or the customer portal you can ask a question at any time via messenger or portal message. We’ll answer as quickly as possible.
Reimbursement of costs for medicines and treatment
Compact customers pay for prescribed medicines purchased at the pharmacy themselves. They then send the documents to Sanitas. We settle the costs and refund the insured amount.
If you’d like to send in your documents by post, you have to collect your reclaim vouchers until you reach your
Children’s health hotline
If your child suddenly has a temperature of 40 degrees in the middle of the night, you may need instant medical advice. The children’s health hotline is manned by a team of Medgate doctors who provide medical advice around the clock. Simply call the Medgate number for Compact customers. Press key 2 for the children’s health hotline.
Nanny referral service
If your child is sick and needs care, but you have to work, we’ll find you qualified child care. You pay only for the child care, we cover the referral fee. Simply call the Medgate number for Compact customers. Press key 3 for the nanny referral service.