Everyone loves getting great value, so we’ve created the Members’ Choice network to help you get extra value from your health cover.
When you’re going to be admitted for a hospital treatment or surgery, you may want to find out if your doctor works out of a Members’ Choice Hospital.
And when you’re using your extras, no matter what you need, there’s a good chance that you’ll find a provider through our Members’ Choice network. The extras network includes dentists, physios, chiros, podiatrists, optical retailers and more.
Members’ Choice Hospitals
If a hospital is part of our Members’ Choice network, this means that we have an agreement with them, covering how they’ll offer services to our members. You’ll find Members’ Choice hospitals and day surgeries all over Australia. You can check to see which hospitals are in our Members’ Choice network online, chat with us online or call us on 132 331.
To be admitted as a private patient at a Members’ Choice Hospital, you must have hospital cover that specifies that you’re eligible for the treatment or service you need.
Choosing a Members’ Choice hospital may reduce your out-of-pocket expenses because the amount you can be charged for the hospital admission is limited. Getting your treatment outside the Members’ Choice network could mean higher out-of-pocket expenses.
You may still have to pay for any services or treatments that aren’t included or are restricted in your cover, any excess that applies to your policy, for any medications that aren’t covered under our agreement with the hospital, medical out-of-pocket expenses associated with your procedure or treatment in hospital, and for any gap payments that apply to prosthetics. Find out more about out-of-pocket costs here.
Members’ Choice providers
When you’re claiming for extras, using our Members’ Choice network makes sense. Whether you’re looking to have your annual dental check-up, to get a new pair of glasses or to have a remedial massage or get in a physio session, using a Members’ Choice provider is the key to getting more from your benefits.
Choosing a Members’ Choice provider for your extras generally means that you’ll pay less in out-of-pockets costs than you would if you used a provider outside our network. Most prices charged are capped, so you can find out how much you will have to pay upfront.
Our Members’ Choice network is another way that Medibank is helping you to be better. You need to know that our agreements with Members’ Choice providers are subject to change without notice. Make sure that you double check that you’ve chosen a Members’ Choice provider before making an appointment or having treatment. Also be sure to check your cover for any limits and waiting periods.
1 All data is Medibank-only data and does not include ahm data, unless otherwise stated.
* Up to annual limits, waiting periods apply. Excludes some items.