Hip replacement

Information on prepping, recovery and costs for a hip replacement

Do you need a hip replacement?

A hip replacement is a procedure where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial (prosthetic) hip joint. Find out whether you need one and what your options are. And remember: the earlier you contact us, the more support and options we can provide.

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What are your public and private hospital options for a hip replacement?

A guide to the health care system in Australia and hip replacements.

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What are the out-pocket-costs for a hip replacement?

Get an overview of the out-of-pocket costs associated with a hip replacement so you know what to expect. 

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Ways to reduce your costs

Costs can vary when it comes to a hip replacement. Get tips on how to best manage the cost of your procedure.  

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Preparing for joint replacement surgery

Get tips on how you can prepare for a hip or knee replacement and get support throughout your recovery.

No gap joint replacement pilot program

We're working with a range of surgeons at participating hospitals in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland to deliver no-gap joint replacement surgeries.

Find a specialist

Take the guesswork out of choosing a specialist. Use our Find a provider tool to find out how much and how often, a specialist charges out-of-pocket costs.

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.

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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. ~

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Health concierge

Health Concierge provides personalised health support to help eligible Medibank hospital members prepare for, or recover from, a hospital stay or treatment. #

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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.

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Call us on 132 331

Speak to one of our friendly staff about your cover and going to hospital.

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24/7 chat online

Chat to our friendly staff online anytime for advice and help with your health cover.

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Login to My Medibank

Manage your cover on the go via My Medibank or via the app.

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

~    OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

#   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).

^    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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