Non PBS in-hospital pharmacy

Non PBS In-Hospital Pharmacy is a service that helps you access medications when you’re admitted into hospital.

You will be covered for most pharmaceutical items, including Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) gap items, when being treated at an HBF Member Plus hospital.

You might need Non PBS in-hospital pharmacy if you...

  • Are admitted to hospital for emergency treatment
  • Are having a baby
  • Are referred to the hospital by your doctor for treatment
  • Are having surgery soon

What does Non PBS in-hospital pharmacy include?

Things you need to know about Non PBS in-hospital pharmacy

Limits and benefits
In-Hospital Pharmacy does not cover Discharge Pharmacy or any medications that are purchased over the counter in external chemists or pharmacies.

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It also does not cover medications dispensed but not used during your time in hospital. If you need cover for this service, consider Pharmacy in our Extras products and packages.

In-Hospital Pharmacy limits, restrictions and a $100 co-payment may apply. 


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More information

For more specific information about the In-Hospital Pharmacy cover included in your policy, please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period
There are no waiting periods for this service, unless you have a pre-existing condition that may affect your treatment. 

In this case, there is a waiting period of 12 months for In-Hospital Pharmacy.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include Non PBS in-hospital pharmacy cover

Non PBS in-hospital pharmacy is a Hospital service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Young Singles Saver Twin Pack
From
$17.70 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)
Smart Saver Twin Pack
From
$29.35 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)
Prime Health Package
From
$38.30 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

Hospital Only

Young Saver Hospital
From
$15.50 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)
Healthy Saver Hospital
From
$28.45 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)
Mid Hospital
From
$23.20 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)
Top Hospital
From
$30.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting Period
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)