Accidents and medical emergencies can happen at any time and if you needed an ambulance to treat you and take you to hospital, the last thing you'd want to worry about is the cost.
Medicare does not cover ambulance costs, so without the right insurance you would be expected to pay these fees yourself.
To put this in perspective, a simple 10km trip in NSW would cost around $390, while the same trip in Perth would cost about $916.
All our Hospital and Extras products include Emergency Ambulance cover, however if you don't want to take out Hospital or Extras cover you can purchase Emergency Ambulance cover as listed below:
|Services||Emergency Ambulance cover|
|Transport from the scene to a hospital||Yes|
|Treatment at the scene by a qualified ambulance officer||Yes|
|Air ambulance services*||Yes|
|Transfers from a medical facility to a hospital and vice versa||No|
|Transport from the hospital to home||No|
|Transport to a hospital for routine management of an ongoing illness||No|
|Waiting period||1 day|
with maximum rebate for under 65's
with 0% rebate
*Air Ambulance services administered by state-owned ambulance services are covered by Teachers Health Fund. Benefits will not be paid for services administered by non-state based ambulance services such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Care Flight Helicopter or Private Air Ambulance.
Queensland and Tasmanian residents are covered by State funded ambulance services.