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What are your public and private hospital options for cataract surgery?
We look at how the private and public systems compare when it comes to out-of-pocket costs, waiting times and choice of specialist.
What out-of-pocket costs can you expect for cataract surgery?
Get an overview of the out-of-pocket costs associated with cataract surgery so you know what to expect.
Preparing and recovering from cataract surgery
Tips and information to help you before and after cataract surgery.
How you can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses
A few handy tips to help you keep your out-of-pocket costs down.
How to choose a specialist
One of the biggest benefits of being treated in the private system is that you get to choose your own specialist – here’s how to pick the right one for you.
Health support and services when you go to hospital
As a Medibank member, you get more than just health insurance. We deliver a range of health services to support our members through a hospital admission.
24/7 Medibank Nurse
Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~
Health Concierge provides personalised health support to help eligible Medibank hospital members prepare for, or recover from, a hospital stay or treatment. #
CareComplete programs provide extra support and personalised care to eligible Medibank hospital members when they need it most. We work in partnership with your GPs and health care team to help you access the right support and resources you need to help you manage your condition better and improve your overall health. ^
Medibank has a wide range of health support and wellbeing programs for eligible members going to hospital, including a digital health concierge and hospital experience scores.
Help the way you want it
Contact Medibank when and how it suits you; online 24/7, in store, by phone, or through the My Medibank app.
Call us on 132 331
Speak to one of our friendly staff about your cover and going to hospital.
24/7 chat online
Chat to our friendly staff online anytime for advice and help with your health cover.
Looking for something else?
Visit our Hospital Assist homepage for a range of tools and advice to help you at every stage of your hospital journey.
Things you need to know
# Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.
^ Available in most major metropolitan and regional areas. Not available in the Northern Territory.
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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