- Coronavirus FAQ's
- How we're supporting you during coronavirus
- Adding or removing people from your account
- Authorising another person on your cover
- Cover review
- How do I check my limits?
- Pre-existing conditions
- Suspending your cover
- Updating your details
- What am I covered for?
- Waiting periods explained
- Private health insurance reforms
- Gap in cover
- Emergency Department Fees
- Going to Hospital
- Hospital Added Costs
- Insulin Pumps
- IVF & assisted reproductive services
- LHC exemptions
- Public vs. Private
- Restrictions & Exclusions
- Understanding out of pockets
- What is an excess?
- What is LHC?
- What is the MBS?
- Where does Medicare fit in?
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Pilot
How does hospital claiming work?
When you’re admitted to a private or public hospital, simply let them know that you currently have a policy with health.com.au.
Your hospital account will then be sent directly to health.com.au for us to assess on your behalf.
Just be aware that you might be sent invoices for any specialist services you received while you’re in hospital - likely to be things such as things like anaesthetists or assisting surgeons. These Medical services require a separate claiming process.
What does ‘contract’ hospital mean?
A contract hospital is a private hospital with which we have a direct billing agreement. We have agreements with nearly every private hospital in Australia.
Please note: each policy varies and have different exclusions and restrictions with regards to your hospital cover. Please refer to the going to hospital guide to ensure you are aware of how it works.