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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.
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.
We will honour waiting periods already served
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
If you're after a service not included in Healthy Saver Hospital, you'll probably find it in one of our other Hospital options. To view these options, just select a service from the list below.
Covers you for over 5,000 common hospital procedures including spinal surgery, wisdom teeth extractions, hernia repair, and cancer treatments in a shared room. Great affordable hospital cover.
Top Hospital covers virtually every hospital procedure and treatment in Australia, including joint replacements, heart procedures, cataract surgery, maternity and IVF. Includes full cover for a private room.
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