Get the most from your extras cover

Posted: Apr 19 2024

Extras cover helps you to look after yourself and pay less for preventative health checks and services you use to stay healthy, that generally aren’t covered by Medicare. Here are some tips to make the most of your cover.

Look after your eyes

Not only can an optometrist let you know if you need glasses, but they can also detect undiagnosed health conditions before other symptoms emerge, just by looking at your eyes. We recommend having an eye test every two years if you’re under 65 years old, and every year if you’re over 65. You can access 30 minute bulk billed^ eye tests which means there’s nothing for you to pay on the day for eligible Medicare card holders. To help protect your eyes, Health Partners members can take advantage of 30% off non-prescription sunglasses every day at Health Partners Optical, and as an Extras member you’ll get an unlimited 40% back on prescription eyewear after you’ve used your optical limits at Health Partners Optical.

General and major dental

Not feeling pain, sensitivity or discomfort in your mouth doesn’t mean you should skip out on your regular dental check-up. At Health Partners Dental, members on selected Extras cover can get 100% back on a dental check-up and clean at least once a year, ask us if you’d like to find out more. Plus, as a Health Partners member you can access 20% off oral health products at Health Partners Dental all year round including take home teeth whitening kits.

You’ll also pay less for major dental procedures like root canal, complex fillings, crowns, dentures and sleep apnoea care at Health Partners Dental or a recognised provider. Call Health Partners for more information.

20% off everyday items and prescriptions from $20 at participating pharmacies

As a Health Partners Extras member, you get an unlimited 20% off at our participating pharmacies on the full price of most non-prescription everyday items*. This means you’ll pay less for items like cosmetics, vitamins, giftware, skincare and over the counter medicines, just by showing your Health Partners membership card. Some exclusions apply.

You’ll also save on:

  • Prescription medicines - See our pharmacy benefits page for how your benefits work.

  • Vaccinations - Health Partners members with Extras cover can purchase affordable vaccinations at participating pharmacies including vaccinations for JEV (Japanese Encephalitis Virus) and Meningococcal B. Excludes vaccines claimable under the National Immunisation Program and administration fees. Limits apply.
  • Free flu shots for members - Protect yourself and your family against the flu with free flu shots for Health Partners members, available at participating pharmacies from 1 March – 31 August. T&Cs apply. Find out more


There are a number of reasons why people choose to see a physio including help with balance problems, injuries, chronic pain and even cardiorespiratory problems. Members on selected Extras cover get 100% back on a physiotherapy visit per year, and your physiotherapy benefits go further at over 55 participating physios across South Australia.

Wellness therapies

Wellness therapies like acupuncture and remedial massage can help to relieve pain and are covered under most Extras covers, meaning you’ll pay less for these services. You may even be able to claim services like remedial massage at well-known day spas like Endota Spa. Ask for a quote when booking.


Don't neglect your feet! If you experience any foot pain, have an excessive amount of hard skin or are noticing unusual wear patterns on your shoes, a podiatry check-up may be a good idea. Extras members with podiatry on their cover may be able to claim benefits at salons like MediPedi whose 30 minute podiatry treatment and assessment includes a relaxing foot soak and foot lotion massage.

Gym and fitness

If your health professional has recommended a gym or fitness program and it’s deemed medically necessary, you may be able to claim this on your Extras cover. If you’re not eligible to claim, you can still access great discounts and offers for a range of gym and fitness programs through your Member Discounts.

Your benefits go further with our participating provider network

Enjoy higher benefits with a participating provider or find a 20% off* pharmacy near you with our simple provider search function.

Know and review your cover

For more information about what’s included on your level of cover refer to your individual cover details or call us on 1300 113 113. If you’d like to review your cover, request a cover check >

Terms and conditions, waiting periods and limits apply. ^ Eye tests are bulk-billed through Medicare and subject to eligibility and Medicare conditions.

*20% Discount applies on the pharmacies full item price of most non-prescription products on presentation of Health Partners membership card for members with extras products, but excludes agency items (i.e. X-Lotto), selected franchise brands (i.e. Chanel) and schedule 3 recordable medicines. Discount only available at Health Partners participating pharmacies. Pharmacies may choose, at their discretion, to apply the discount to items already discounted. A pharmacy is not required to honour their loyalty club program discount & the Health Partners discount in the same transaction. Unlimited use. Waiting periods may apply. Conditions are in accordance with agreements held with our preferred pharmacies, which may change from time to time.

Posted: Apr 19 2024


The information contained here is of a general nature and does not take into account your personal medical situation. The information is not a substitute for independent professional medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or used for therapeutic purposes. Should you require specific medical information, please seek advice from your healthcare practitioner. Health Partners does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them.

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