Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Hospital cover FAQS
Hospital cover FAQS

Learn more about changes to Hospital cover.More

Extras cover FAQS
Extras cover FAQS

Learn more about changes to Extras cover.

General FAQS

What are the changes to my cover?

We notified our members of the changes to their specific cover in February 2019. However, if you’d like an overview of the changes please click here.

Travel and accommodation benefits

Will the travel and accommodation benefit be available under Hospital cover from 1 April 2019?

Members on Top Extras cover can already claim a travel benefit (for medically necessary trips over 200km return). In addition, members in remote and rural areas may be eligible for a Government subsidy. See below for information about the subsidies available in each state:

Patient Transport Assistance Contacts

ACT Interstate Patients’ Travel Assistance Scheme (iptas)
Phone: 02 6205 5868
Website

NSW Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme (iptaas)
Phone: 1800 478 227
Website

Northern Territory Escorts for Patient Travel (pats)
Phone: 08 8922 8235
Website

Queensland Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (ptss)
Phone: 13 43 25 84
Website

SA Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (pats)
Phone: 1800 188 115
Website 

Tasmanian Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (ptas)
Royal Hobart Hospital Phone: 03 6222 8225
Launceston General Hospital Phone: 03 6348 7249
North West Regional Hospital Phone: 03 6430 3673
Website 

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (vptas)
Phone: 1300 737 073
Website 

Western Australia Patient Assistant Transport Scheme (pats)
Website