Infusions at Home Trial

Medibank is trialing some home-based intravenous infusions for eligible members with select chronic conditions.

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Treatment in the privacy and comfort of your own home

Infusions at Home delivers selected infusion treatments such as iron infusions and immunotherapy, as an alternative to an admitted patient treatment if clinically appropriate. 

How is the program delivered?

The trial program is led by experienced nurses who manage the home-based treatment, including patient coordination, and the collection and transport of pharmaceuticals and equipment. However, your treating doctor remains responsible for your medical care and will make any decisions regarding your treatment. 

Where is the trial available?

The trial is currently available in greater metro Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide, and select areas of regional New South Wales and Queensland. The trial will run for 2 years and finish in December 2022.

Which treatments are part of the trial?

The infusions available include:

  • Iron for members with iron deficiency.
  • Immunotherapy to treat inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 

Who is eligible for the trial?

The trial is available to eligible members with up-to-date residential hospital cover that includes Common and Support services and have served the waiting period. Members must meet the clinical criteria to be eligible and approval from a doctor is required.

How much does it cost?

Medibank pays benefits towards the cost of the infusion at home, however, if you need additional treatment such as blood tests, diagnostics services or a follow up with your treating specialist, there may be related out of pocket expenses.

Check your eligibility today

To find out more about Infusions at Home and to see if you might be eligible, or if your doctor is unsure if Infusions at Home is available where you live, call us on 1300 733 338 (Mon to Fri 9am – 4pm AEST) or email medibank.home@medibank.com.au.

Things you should know

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees). 

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