How to claim for a breathing appliance

If your cover includes benefits for a breathing appliance, you can claim for it online using the information on this page.

To claim, you will require the My Medibank app on your phone, or access to My Medibank on the web. If you don't have a My Medibank account, register now in two easy steps

If you haven't paid for your breathing appliance or would like to submit with a claim form for some other reason, you can also make an offline claim: Claiming for Extras offline.

Please note that if you want to claim for a CPAP-type machine, this is a Hospital claim. Click here to find out how to claim for a CPAP-type appliance.

Before you start your claim for a breathing appliance, make sure that:

If you're not sure whether you're eligible to claim, you can check your cover summary, as well as limits and waiting periods, on My Medibank online, or the My Medibank app.

Download the My Medibank app

Frequently Asked Questions


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Things you should know: 

If you’re on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), please visit OSHC Help & Support to find out more about claiming for a breathing appliance, or call our OSHC 24/7 Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283

Claims submitted in store will be processed separately (at a later date) and pay benefits to you, the hospital or the provider, as appropriate.

Some claims, like paper based, may take longer to update.

Following the government changes on 1 April 2019, all private health insurers are no longer permitted to pay benefits towards some natural therapy services. Read more about the changes to some natural therapies.