As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you now have access to Mi Health, a range of health support services that includes being able to speak to Medibank nurses 24/7 on our health advice line, online health information and tools and mobile health apps.
Integrated Osteoarthritis Management program
Osteoarthritis is a very common type of joint disorder that can cause significant pain and stiffness and sometimes inflammation and swelling.
The Integrated Osteoarthritis Management™ program is a specialised 18-week, 3-phase osteoarthritis management program which combines weight loss, lower limb muscle strengthening and pain management strategies to help you:
- reduce the load on your joints
- keep your joints moving
- reduce severity of joint pain
- (where applicable) improve fitness for joint replacement surgery and enhance preparation for post surgery rehabilitation; and
- develop new lifestyle habits that will make it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle for life.
The program is run by the Healthy Weight for Life team on behalf of Medibank. For Medibank members who meet the eligibility criteria (including a body mass index of 30+) the program is funded by Medibank. If you’re eligible, you could receive around $745 worth of products, service and support at no additional charge. There is no need to attend meetings or clinics and all program components can be delivered to you.
For a detailed overview of the program, eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit Osteoarthritis Management or call Healthy Weight for Life team on 1800 226 180 (free call – in Australia).