Can I claim for outpatient services?

Australian health funds can’t cover outpatient hospital services, or things like admin costs, because government legislation prevents us from doing so.

This can be a big source of confusion, and frustration, for many people who (not unfairly) assume their Hospital cover will take care of all the bills.

If you’re unsure which parts of your care will and won’t be covered by your insurance, ask your specialist to explain.