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Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical

For visa subclass 600, 601, 651 and more.

For those visiting Australia who are fit and healthy, but want the peace of mind of having cover for the essentials, as well as benefits for accidents 'just in case' the unexpected occurs.

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This is the amount you pay towards your hospital treatment before we pay any benefits. It's paid once per person, per calendar year. It does not apply to children on a family policy.

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This is the amount you pay towards your hospital treatment before we pay any benefits. It's paid once per person, per calendar year. It does not apply to children on a family policy.

Hospital cover

Helps towards the accommodation costs and doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists fees for the Included services below.

What is a waiting period?

A set period of time you need to wait before you can receive benefits for services or items included in your cover. You can’t receive benefits for any items or services you obtained while you’re serving a waiting period. This means you will have to pay the full cost of the service.

What is a pre-existing condition?

An ailment, illness or condition that, in the opinion of a Medical Practitioner appointed by Medibank, the signs or symptoms existed at any time during the six months before you either took out your new cover, or transferred to a higher level of cover (12 month waiting period applies).

Services that are Included Waiting Period

What is a waiting period?

A set period of time you need to wait before you can receive benefits for services or items included in your cover. You can’t receive benefits for any items or services you obtained while you’re serving a waiting period. This means you will have to pay the full cost of the service.

What is a pre-existing condition?

An ailment, illness or condition that, in the opinion of a Medical Practitioner appointed by Medibank, the signs or symptoms existed at any time during the six months before you either took out your new cover, or transferred to a higher level of cover (12 month waiting period applies).

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(12 months for pre-existing conditions)

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Services that are Excluced

Please note: Medibank does not pay any benefits towards the cost of cosmetic surgery/procedures e.g. surgery that isn’t clinically necessary and which an MBS item is not billable.

Hospital cover explained

For the services listed as Inclusions in the table above, we pay benefits towards:

Hospital benefits

Members’ Choice hospitals

Medibank has agreements with most private hospitals and day surgeries in Australia. We call this our Members’ Choice network. When you visit a Members’ Choice hospital you will generally get better value for money compared to a non-Members’ Choice private hospital, provided the service is uncluded under our agreement with the hospital and not Excluded under your cover.

To find your nearest Members’ Choice hospital, visit medibank.com.au/memberschoice. Members’ Choice hospitals are subject to change from time to time and are not available in all areas.

Hospital excess

With Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical you can choose from a $250 or $500 excess.

This is the amount you pay towards your hospital treatment before we pay any benefits. It's payable once per member, per calendar year if admitted to hospital. If you choose a higher excess you will pay a lower premium, but will need to pay more of your own accommodation costs.

The excess does not apply for any children on a family membership.

Medical benefits

Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical includes benefits towards medical services provided by a doctor, that are listed in the government’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The MBS is a list of medical services and corresponding fees.

Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical pays 100% of the MBS fee for:

  • general practitioner (GP) consultations
  • other medical services provided out-of-hospital (for example specialists, pathology and x-rays), except where that service is Excluded under your Hospital cover
  • in-hospital medical services provided as part of an Included service (for example surgeon and anaesthetist fees)
  • allied health services billed with an MBS item number (for example eye checks and services related to chronic disease  management plans), except for psychology services.

If your doctor chooses to charge above the MBS fee you will likely have to pay an out-of-pocket expense to cover the difference.

For example:

The MBS fee for item 23 (a GP visit) is $37.60. You visit a doctor that charges $50. Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical pays 100% of the MBS fee. You would pay $50, get back $37.60 from Medibank. Your out-of-pocket expense would be $12.40.

Further benefits

  • 24/7 Medibank Nurse

        Members are supported around the clock by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank         Nurse telephone service.

        Call 1800 644 325 for expert health-related advice any time of the day.

If your situation changes

If at any time you gain access to full Medicare entitlements or your visa status changes (e.g. you are granted permanent residency), Overseas Visitors Everyday Hospital and Medical
may no longer be suitable. In these instances, you should notify us of the change in your circumstances. Medibank offer a large range of covers that may be better suited to your needs.

Supporting documents

 

Need a little extra help?

Find out more about things like waiting periods and pre-existing conditions or check our list of definitions if you don't know the meaning of a word or phrase

~The fee may not include all medical services provided and out-of-pocket expenses may apply such as for x-rays, blood tests and any charges raised by the doctor above the benefit we pay.
^^If you need to be hospitalised for a procedure requiring a surgically implanted prosthesis (for example: a pacemaker or cardiac stent), we’ll pay the minimum benefit for the thousands of items set out in the Australian Government’s Prostheses List..