Herbalist Consultations

Herbalist Consultations are included under Wellness.

Herbal medicine is the medicinal use of plants to treat disease and return the body to a state of natural balance. Herbalists prescribe and prepare herbal remedies for people seeking relief from various disorders, including arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, migraines and skin problems.

Herbalists may provide Western herbal medicine or Chinese herbal medicine consultations. They are generally used in conjunction with traditional healthcare treatments.

You might need Herbalist Consultations if you...

  • Are interested in an alternative approach to healing
  • Suffer from body aches, pains or tension
  • Want to complement any traditional healthcare treatments

What is does Herbalist Consultations include?

Things you need to know about Herbalist Consultations

Limits and benefits

Herbalist Consultations is covered under our Natural Therapies and Wellness services, which includes a range of lifestyle services and complementary therapies. Herbalist Consultations limits and benefits change depending on your choice of extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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If you choose Easy 8 or Flexi Extras, Herbalist Consultations will be covered under Natural Therapies. 

Our Easy 8 cover has a combined annual limit on Herbalist Consultations. Your combined limit will be shared across all services covered, including Natural Therapies, Chiropractic, General Dental, Major Dental, Optical, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Our Flexi Extras cover has a combined annual limit on Herbalist Consultations. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Bowen Therapy, Alexander Technique, Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Feldenkrais, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Aromatherapy.

If you choose Premium Extras Plus or our Ultimate Package, Herbalist Consultations will be covered under Wellness.

Our Ultimate Package cover has a combined annual limit on Herbalist Consultations. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Bowen Therapy, Aromatherapy, KinesiologyHypnotherapyFeldenkraisShiatsu, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Alexander Technique.

If you choose Premium Extras Plus or add our Wellness cover onto another product, you will have a combined annual limit on Herbalist Consultations. This means you can claim up to a total of $400 on Herbalist Consultations, Bowen Therapy, Aromatherapy, KinesiologyHypnotherapyShiatsu, Alexander Technique, Reflexology, Feldenkrais, Yoga programs, Pilates programs, Health Monitoring Equipment and Preventative Equipment in any calendar year. Individual benefit maximums also apply. 

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Conditions

There are some conditions on Herbalist Consultations. In order to be covered, an HBF approved practitioner must carry out your treatment. Please note: This service does not include cover for herbs.

More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include Herbalist Consultations cover

This is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Annual maximum of $500 under 3 yrs $800 3-6 yrs $1,000 6 yrs and over

Extras Only

Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $28 per consult
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 group benefit maximum with individual benefit maximums