Specialised health care to support and comfort people with life-limiting illnesses.
An Australian Government subsidy scheme that lowers the cost of prescription medicine. Health funds are not permitted to pay benefits towards medicines that receive a government subsidy except when the are supplied while an in-patient of a hospital.
An Australian Government agency which helps consumers deal with enquiries and complaints about health insurance or health funds.
This refers to your health insurance agreement with Police Health and the treatment you are insured for in exchange for a set premium. The policy is governed by the Fund Rules of Police Health.
Police Health's web reference to a policy holder refers to the contributor of the policy (not everyone covered under the policy).
Where signs or symptoms of an ailment, illness or condition (in the opinion of a medical practitioner appointed by Police Health) existed at any time during the six months before you purchased your policy or upgraded to a higher level of cover.
The amount you pay for your hospital, extras or combined cover policy. You must pay the premium that applies to your policy in the state in which you live. This means that if you move states, different premiums will apply.
Prostheses include screws and plates, intraocular lenses, replacement joints, cardiac stents, defibrillators and other devices that are surgically implanted during your stay in hospital.
An individual or institution that provides preventive, curative, palliative or rehabilitative health care services to individuals, families or communities.