Hospital cover suitable for 457 visas and more

Ideal if you are on a working visa and need cover for in-hospital medical treatment only. Working Visa Hospital cover covers a shared room only, and has an excess level of $300 per adult to a maximum of $600 per family policy per calendar year to keep your premium down. This cover also meets the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's minimum requirements for visa condition 8501.

Working Visa Hospital cover benefits

  • Full cover for accommodation in a shared room in a public or private hospital
  • Your choice of a long list of fully covered doctors
  • Your choice of private hospital
  • No excess for day procedures

Includes cover for the following services

Hospital services

  • Cover for thousands of medical procedures
    Cover includes ear, nose and throat procedures, knee and shoulder reconstructions and chemotherapy
    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (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
    No waiting period (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

  • 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

  • Theatre fees
    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Podiatric surgery

    Podiatrists are trained professionals who diagnose, treat and prevent conditions that affect the health of the feet.

    Podiatrists can help you maintain the health of your feet through treatment, exercises and regular monitoring.

    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    Limited hospital benefits apply therefore out-of-pocket costs may be incurred.
  • 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

  • Heart treatment
    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures

    Cataract and Eye Lens Procedures is a service that helps cover the cost of cataract surgery in hospital.

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to a decline in vision. The only way to correct cataracts is to undergo surgery to replace the cloudy lens with a new one. This is called an intraocular lens. It’s a relatively simple procedure that usually only takes 15-30 minutes.

    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Joint Replacement Surgery (Partial or Total)

    Joint Replacement Surgery (partial or total) is a service that helps you access surgical treatment and care by an orthopaedic surgeon.

    A total joint replacement involves an orthopaedic surgeon removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. While a partial join replacement involves an orthopaedic surgeon replacing or fixing the damaged parts of a joint.

    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Full cover for shared room accommodation in a public or private hospital
    Waiting periods
    No waiting period (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Ambulance
    Waiting periods
    7 days

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    HBF will cover the cost for urgent ambulance transport by road or air with a state or government approved ambulance service for admission to hospital, emergency treatment on-site, or inter-hospital transfer for emergency treatment.
  • Non PBS in hospital pharmacy
    Benefits
    Benefit is limited to $2000 per calendar year
    Waiting periods
    2 months (12 months for pre-existing ailments)

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

    Non-PBS pharmacy benefit is limited to $2000 per calendar year.
  • Urgent Ambulance
    Waiting periods
    7 days

    We will honour waiting periods already served more info

  • Palliative care
    Waiting periods
    2 months

    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

Need something else?

If you're after a service not included in Working Visa Hospital cover, you'll probably find it in one of our other Overseas options. To view these options, just select a service from the list below.

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