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Why do visitors need health insurance?
International visitors, to Australia are generally not eligible for funding from Medicare when using our national health care system.
Like most countries in the world, health care costs in Australia can be expensive. Even a few days in hospital for a routine operation can cost thousands of dollars in hospital charges and doctors’ fees. This is where having a Medibank Overseas Visitors Health Cover can help.
For people visiting Australia, Overseas Visitors Health Cover can help pay towards the costs of a range of in-hospital procedures, such as ear, nose and throat procedures. It can also help pay towards the cost of Included out-of-hospital medical services, such as visits to a general practitioner (GP) for a cough or cold, or seeing a specialist for x-rays or blood tests. Medibank Extras cover can also be purchased separately for services such as dental and optical.
Why choose Medibank's Overseas Health Cover?
Trusted health partner
Medibank is a leading private health insurer in Australia with over 3.7 million health insurance members.
Accident cover boost
Medibank members with hospital cover get the benefits of Gold level cover no matter what level of hospital cover you have, thanks to our Accident Injury Benefit.1
Protect against the unexpected
Unlimited emergency ambulance services Australia-wide. 2
24/7 Medibank Nurse & Mental Health Service
Need advice? You can call 1800 644 325 and speak to a Medibank Nurse or Mental Health professional to discuss any health questions or concerns and get professional advice on what to do next.
Need some help?
We’re here to help you choose the health cover that matches your needs while you’re in Australia. Contact Medibank how it suits you; online 24/7, WeChat, in-store or by phone.
Things you should know
+ For ambulance attendance and transportation to a hospital where immediate professional attention is required and your medical condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way.
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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