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Top Hospital Essentials

Comprehensive Hospital cover for those who want peace of mind, but don't need obstetrics-related services. Suitable for singles, couples and families.

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Top Hospital Essentials

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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^
     

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.


Combine Top Hospital Essentials with extras cover

For all-round protection, why not combine hospital cover with your extras cover? The packages below can provide you with even greater peace of mind.

Basic Extras

Fuss-free, affordable cover that gives you access to some of the more common services to keep your general health in check.

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Extras

55% claim back

  • Includes general dental, optical, physio & more
  • 100% back on an annual dental check-up & clean at a Members’ Choice dentist, excludes x-rays
  • 100% back on optical at recognised providers

The amount you pay before Medibank contributes to your hospital costs.

The amount you can claim back at Members' Choice providers, up to annual limits.

Healthy Start Extras

A great starting point for anyone new to health cover, offering flexible Extras that's better suited for the young and healthy.

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Extras

60% claim back

  • $500 combined limit to use on physio, psychology, chiro & more
  • 100% back on an annual dental check-up & clean at a Members' Choice dentist, excludes x-rays
  • 100% back on optical at recognised providers

The amount you pay before Medibank contributes to your hospital costs.

The amount you can claim back at Members' Choice providers, up to annual limits.

Top Extras

Our highest level of Extras cover to help you stay in tip-top shape from head to toe.

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Extras

55% claim back

  • Choose cover with 55%, 70% or 85% back from Members’ Choice providers
  • Covers more costly services, like major dental & hearing aids
  • 100% back on an annual dental check-up & clean at a Members’ Choice dentist, excludes x-rays

The amount you pay before Medibank contributes to your hospital costs.

The amount you can claim back at Members' Choice providers, up to annual limits.

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.

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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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Accidental Injury Benefit

Life can be unpredictable, which is why our Hospital covers pay towards treatment if you’re injured in an Accident, regardless of your level of cover. That means, services which are normally Limited or Excluded will be treated as an Included service where treatment is required for injuries sustained in an Accident.*

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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. 
Cover only for Accidents that occur after join date. Excludes claims covered by third parties such as Workcover and our Private Room Promise. Out of pockets may apply.