Under our Better Hospital (Silver+) cover, we provide excellent benefits on Mechanical Aids and Appliances to support you in maintaining your health.
Covered products include blood pressure monitors, glucometers, tens machines#, crutches, walking frames, wigs etc.
We pay up to 85% of the cost of approved mechanical aids and artificial appliances*, up to a limit of $2,000 per person per Membership Year. Benefits are not available on second hand equipment or on consumables. We pay a benefit for short term hiring (up to 3 months) of some Mechanical Aids. The purchase of some machines and monitors is limited to once every three years (known as a benefit replacement period).
* Benefits are not available for CPAP machines. Sub-limits may apply to benefits for some aids or appliances.#Tens machine (not circulation booster).
Benefit replacement period
A benefit replacement period applies to certain mechanical aids and appliances. This means once you’ve been paid a benefit for a particular aid, you’ll need to wait a period of three years from the date of purchase of the item before you’re entitled to a benefit for the replacement of that item. Benefit replacement periods apply per Member.
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Blood glucose monitors (glucometer)
Blood pressure monitor
Tens machine (not circulation booster)