“Extras” is used to describe a range of health services and items that are generally provided outside the hospital system – things like physiotherapy, dental and optical items. With benefits towards many of these things, extras cover can help you take better care of your everyday wellbeing.
The best thing about extras cover is you can get value from these services even if you’re already pretty healthy. That means you can take a proactive approach to your health and wellbeing with regular check-ups and treatments, so you can try to prevent problems before they happen, and feel even better every day.
For most extras services, there is generally no contribution from Medicare – so having private health insurance is a really helpful way to cover some of the costs. (Note that if Medicare does pay a rebate, we can’t pay an additional benefit towards the claim.)
Here are just a handful of the ways Medibank’s current range of extras covers* could benefit you.
Do you wear glasses?
If you join Medibank Extras cover, you can get 100% back on most optical items (up to your annual limit) at thousands of recognised providers across Australia. This includes frames, prescription lenses and contacts.^ (Note that on some covers, fixed benefits and sub-limits apply.)
Do you lead an active lifestyle?
Get help with the cost of preventing and treating any injuries, aches and pains and keep your body in top condition. All of our current extras covers pay benefits towards physio (including hydro sessions and Pilates, when delivered by a physiotherapist), chiro and osteo.
Feeling stiff and sore?
Medibank Extras cover can also take the edge off the cost of remedial massage when delivered by a recognised provider.