Under our aids and appliances benefit, available only on our Ultra Extras Cover, we pay benefits towards the cost to purchase or hire a selected range of aids and appliances approved by Queensland Country Health Fund, such as a blood pressure monitor, glucometer, tens machine, etc. A limit of $2,000 per person per Membership Year applies. Sub-limits apply to some items.
Benefits are not available on second hand equipment or on consumables. For some items, the benefit is for short term hiring (up to 3 months). The purchase of some machines and monitors are limited to once every 3 years from the initial date of purchase (see the next section on benefit replacement periods).
A letter of referral from your doctor or practitioner and/or evidence of a recent medical episode or hospitalisation may be required to accompany a claim for benefits. Please contact us before purchasing an Aid or Appliance to check these requirements and what benefits you may be eligible for.
Cover for aids and appliances is not available on our Essential, Select, and
Young Extras covers.
Please contact us before purchasing an Aid or Appliance to check these requirements and what benefits are payable.
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)