At Health Partners, you can select a package cover that combines the two for you, combine your own hospital and extras covers; or if you prefer, choose hospital or extras on its own.
What is medicare?
Medicare is the public health care system provided by the Australian Government. Medicare covers things like:
- Visits to your GP or specialist
- Being treated as a public patient in a public hospital
- Services such as x-rays or blood tests
- Some prescription medicines
Why choose private health insurance?
There are many benefits to choosing private health insurance over the public system.
If you’re having surgery, private health insurance gives you the
right to choose your doctor, the hospital and more importantly, when
you’re treated. Private health insurance offers you peace of mind and
puts you in control of your health.
The cost of private health insurance
Private health insurance can be expensive, but not having it can also
cost you. There are many Government initiatives to help make private
health insurance more affordable, but be aware that you can also be
penalised for not having it.