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 a benefit on 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).

Please contact us before purchasing an Aid or Appliance to check these requirements and what benefits are payable.

* 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.

Benefit replacement period Items
Three years

Blood glucose monitors (glucometer)

Blood pressure monitor

Tens machine (not circulation booster)