Ideal for growing families

Covers most hospital treatments including maternity and birth-related services (including IVF). This cover suits people who are planning on starting a family, and want to save by not paying for services they are not likely to use such as joint replacements and heart treatment.

Healthy Saver Hospital benefits

  • Cover for 5,000+ hospital treatments
  • Full cover for a private room in Member Plus hospital
  • Maternity and birth-related services, including IVF
  • Your choice of a long list of fully covered doctors

Includes cover for the following services

Hospital services

  • Cover for over 5000 medical procedures and services

    With HBF, even our most basic hospital products provide cover for over 5000 medical procedures and services. When you go to hospital, you can have total peace of mind knowing HBF will help cover the cost for important treatments. These include chemotherapy, gallbladder procedures and knee or shoulder reconstructions, as well as more common procedures like endoscopies, hernia repair, tonsil removal, grommets and wisdom teeth removal.

    We’ve designed our top levels of cover to include all in-patient medical procedures listed in the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). As the level of cover decreases, high-cost procedures only relevant at a certain life stage like maternity and IVF, cataracts, joint replacement and heart treatment are excluded to help keep the cost of your premium down. That means no matter what stage you’re at in life, you can choose a product that suits your needs.

    Waiting periods
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Medical Gap Cover

    When medical practitioners charge more than the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) fee, you may have to pay the difference in cost. This is called ‘the gap’.

    To help avoid this, HBF makes agreements with doctors, specialists and anaesthetists so members are fully covered when they receive treatment by them.

    HBF can inform members of practitioners who have an agreement with HBF, including whether the practitioner provides fully covered or known-gap treatment.

    Waiting periods
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Psychiatric Care

    Psychiatric Care is a service that helps cover the costs of inpatient care for people suffering from mental health problems.

    This service provides attentive, in-hospital care for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and other emotional and mental disorders.

    Waiting periods
    2 months

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    Restricted hospital benefits apply for psychiatric care, therefore significant out-of-pocket costs may be incurred. If you would like cover for psychiatric care, consider HBF Mid Hospital or Top Hospital.
  • Rehabilitation

    Rehabilitation is the process of restoring physical and cognitive skills to people who have been affected by a serious injury, illness or surgery.  Your surgeon will decide if you need rehabilitation services in-hospital.

    Rehabilitation can help people regain their mobility and self-sufficiency, and allow them to function in a normal or near-normal manner. For example, if a patient has suffered a stroke, participating in rehabilitation treatment may help them walk again and speak clearly.

    Waiting periods
    2 months

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    Benefits for rehabilitation services related to restricted or excluded procedures will be limited
  • Theatre Fees
    Theatre Fees help cover the costs associated with surgery for all agreed services included in your policy.
    Waiting periods
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    No benefit for procedures that are restricted or excluded on your level of cover.
  • Urgent Ambulance
    Ambulance services are not free in most Australian states (Queensland and Tasmania exempt). Without cover, a patient transported by ambulance will have to pay a large out-of-pocket fee.
    Waiting periods
    7 days

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    HBF will cover the cost for urgent ambulance transport by road only for circumstances classified by the state ambulance provider as requiring urgent attention. HBF will not pay a benefit for air ambulance services.
  • Full cover for a shared room in an HBF Member Plus hospital (on covered services)
    Waiting periods
    2 Months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Assisted Reproductive Services (including IVF)

    Assisted Reproductive Services (ARS) enables couples experiencing fertility issues to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial methods. It’s more commonly known as ‘fertility treatment’.

    In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a common type of ARS. It is a service that helps women achieve pregnancy with the help of medical treatment. It is used to overcome a range of fertility issues including sperm antibodies, endometriosis or unexplained infertility. Treatment is administered by a fertility specialist, who is supported by a team of nurses, counsellors and scientists.

    ARS are separate from maternity, which is a service with its own inclusions and waiting period.

    This is simply a definition of ARS, and not an indication of what HBF covers. For more information about what HBF covers for ARS, please see 'Things you need to know about Assisted Reproductive Services'.

    Waiting periods
    2 Months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Maternity and Birth-Related Services
    Maternity and Birth-Related Services are designed to help women expecting a child access ongoing care prior to birth, during delivery and post-natal care.
    Waiting periods
    12 months

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Full cover for a private room for maternity patients in an HBF Member Plus hospital
    Waiting periods
    12 months

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    For more information on HBF Member Plus hospitals and services agreed at these facilities, please refer to HBF Member Plus hospital
  • 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.

    Benefits
    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100.
    Waiting periods
    2 months (12 months pre-existing)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $1400 per continuous hospital stay with a co-payment of $100 (excluding Ultimate Package)
  • Friendlies service
    Waiting periods
    No waiting period

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Get the most out of your HBF membership with these great Momentum member benefits:

Free outdoor fitness sessions for members
Free health check at Friendlies pharmacies1
Discount movie tickets and gym memberships
20% off Run for a Reason entry cost
Online claiming and member services with myHBF
Discounted entry at Perth Zoo, Adventure World and more

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