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Top Hospital Essentials and Healthy Start Extras

Comprehensive Hospital cover for those who want peace of mind, but don't need obstetrics-related services, plus some added flexibility in how you use your Extras.

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60%

Top Hospital Essentials and Healthy Start Extras

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60%

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60%

Hospital cover

  • One of our highest levels of hospital cover without obstetrics and IVF services
  • Rest assured we'll help you with some of the more costly procedures, such as cataract surgery
  • Unlimited Emergency Ambulance Australia-wide^

By April 2020 all health insurers will define the clinical categories of hospital services in the same way, which will make it easier to compare policies. Because of this, most products will undergo some changes before 1 April 2020. We will contact you well in advance to inform you of any changes to your cover and give you the opportunity to discuss your options.  More information on the reforms can be found here
 

What is a waiting period?

The time you need to wait before you can receive benefits for services or items listed in your cover.

When do they apply?

To new members, or when switching to a higher level of cover.

Switching funds?

If you're switching from another health fund, on similar cover, we'll recognise waiting periods already served.

What is a pre-existing condition?

An ailment, illness or condition that, in the opinion of a Medical Practitioner appointed by Medibank, the signs or symptoms existed at any time during the six months before you either took out your new cover, or transferred to a higher level of cover (12 month waiting period applies).

Inclusions Waiting period

What is a waiting period?

The time you need to wait before you can receive benefits for services or items listed in your cover.

When do they apply?

To new members, or when switching to a higher level of cover.

Switching funds?

If you're switching from another health fund, on similar cover, we'll recognise waiting periods already served.

What is a pre-existing condition?

An ailment, illness or condition that, in the opinion of a Medical Practitioner appointed by Medibank, the signs or symptoms existed at any time during the six months before you either took out your new cover, or transferred to a higher level of cover (12 month waiting period applies).

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We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

1 day

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

2 months

(12 months for pre-existing)

We pay limited benefits for restricted services. This means that if you choose to be treated in a private hospital the benefits we pay will not cover all hospital costs and are likely to result in significant out-of-pocket expenses. For restricted services in a Public hospital we will pay minimum shared room benefits.

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Hospital costs explained

Hospital cover helps with the cost of treatments you receive in hospital as a private patient. Of course, everyone is different, and so our hospital covers come in all shapes and sizes to suit different priorities and stages in life.

Extras cover

  • Enjoy the flexibility of using a $500 combined limit on popular Extras services like physio, psychology and chiro. It's up to you
  • 100% back on up to two dental check-ups every year (including x-rays) at any Members’ Choice Advantage dentist1, OR 
  • 100% back on an annual dental check-up & clean at any Members' Choice dentist, on top of your annual dental limit (excludes x-ray)2
  • See better value with 100% back on optical at all recognised providers up to your combined limit 

From 1st April, some natural therapy services will be removed from all Medibank products. Click here to find out more.

 

12 months for surgical dental procedures
Combined with: General dental, Major dental, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Osteopathy, Psychology, Dietetics, Prescription pharmaceuticals (non-PBS)
Combined with: Optical items, Remedial massage & Natural therapies
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Claim back percentage: 60%
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What are annual limits?

The maximum amount of benefits payable towards services, items or groups of services and/or items in a calendar year.

Switching health funds?

Benefits paid under your previous cover will be taken into account in determining the benefits payable under your Medibank cover.

What is a waiting period?

The time you need to wait before you can receive benefits for services or items listed in your cover.

When do they apply?

To new members, or when switching to a higher level of cover.

Switching funds?

If you're switching from another health fund, on similar cover, we'll recognise waiting periods already served.

 

Extras costs explained

Extras cover gives you money back for non-hospital services such as dental, physio, optical and more.

The amount of money you can claim back depends on the level of cover you have. Generally speaking, the higher the level of cover, the higher your annual limit and higher the percentage you can claim back. Which means more money back in your pocket.                 

Canstar awarded ‘Outstanding Value Insurance’ 11 years in a row

We’re proud to deliver outstanding value health insurance products designed to suit your needs. But don’t just take our word for it.

Why choose Medibank?

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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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100% optical

Join Medibank Extras today and get 100% back on optical items (up to your annual limit) at any recognised provider. Some services like lens coating are excluded and waiting periods apply.

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Better health begins with better teeth

Medibank members with extras cover for 2 months or more can get 100% back on up to two dental check-ups every year, including x-rays, at any Members’ Choice Advantage dentist.*

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^ 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 Members can claim a maximum of two 100% back dental check-ups per member, per year—either two check-ups at a Members’ Choice Advantage dentist (including up to two bitewing x-rays per check-up where required), or a first check-up at a Members’ Choice dentist (excluding x-rays) and a second check-up at a Members’ Choice Advantage dentist. These check-ups do not count towards annual limits. Waiting periods apply. Not available in all areas.   
2 Waiting period applies.
* Limited to two dental check-ups on all extras annually. Maximum two bitewing x-rays per check-up, where clinically needed. Not available in all areas.  

 

³ For new members on new memberships who join eligible combined hospital and extras from 1 March 2019. Must quote promo code MONTHFREE and set up direct debit when joining. Must maintain direct debit and hold eligible product for 30 continuous days from the policy start date to get second month free. 2&6 month waits waived on extras: 2&6 month waiting periods on extras waived. Other waiting periods apply (including 12 months on some dental services). If you’ve reached your limits from a previous fund you may not be able to claim straight away. Excludes Corporate covers, Accident Cover, Ambulance Cover, Overseas Visitors Health Insurance, Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC), Working Visa Health Insurance, ahm covers and other selected covers. Not available with any other offer.