^ Tasmania and Queensland have state schemes that cover ambulance services for residents of those States
# Medibank has Members' Choice providers for these services only. By choosing a Members' Choice provider you are guaranteed to receive the percentage back shown on the cover, up to annual limits.
~ Some items and services may require a Referral Letter and may have a benefit replacement period. Please see the Cover Summary or Member Guide for more information.
1 Calvary St Vincent’s, the only hospital provider of private postnatal care in Launceston, ceased providing postnatal services in January 2017 due to a shortage of midwives in Northern Tasmania. The nearest private hospital provider of postnatal services is North West Private Hospital. Both Calvary Health Care Lenah Valley and St John's also provide postnatal services in Hobart.
Unlimited Emergency Ambulance Australia-wide
When immediate professional attention is not required, for example general patient transportation
Transfers between public hospitals
Any ambulance costs that are fully covered by a third party arrangement, such as an ambulance subscription or federal/state/territory ambulance transportation scheme, WorkCover, or the Transport Accident Commission
Any fully subsidised air ambulance services, such as South Care and LifeFlight
State ambulance schemes
QLD & TAS
Ambulance cover is not available to residents of these states as they are covered by state schemes.
NSW & ACT
Residents with private hospital cover don't need ambulance cover; it's already funded by a levy on your premium. If you have a Commonwealth concession card, you are entitled to free ambulance services.
We don't pay benefits if you're aged 65 or over and are eligible for free ambulance services. If you're eligible for subsidised services, you may be able to claim the remaining cost from Medibank. A $100 co-payment applies to non-emergency transport as classified by the ambulance service.
For more information call us on 1300 177 479.
Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card holders are covered for state ambulance services in every State by the Department.
In some States and Territories government concession card holders are entitled to free ambulance services (such as Health Care Concession Card holders in ACT, NSW and Vic, Pensioner Concession Card holders in ACT, NSW, NT, Vic and WA and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders in NSW and NT).
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30 day cooling off period
If you're not completely happy with your cover in the first 30 days of joining, let us know and we'll transfer you to a more suitable cover or refund your premiums (as long as no claims have been made).
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