The Mental Health Waiver allows a person with hospital cover to access in-hospital psychiatric services without serving the usual 2 month Waiting Period.
To access the Mental Health Waiver, you need to have:
- private hospital cover, and
- served your 2 month Waiting Period on Partially covered (restricted) in-hospital Psychiatric services, and
- upgraded to a hospital cover that has Included in-hospital Psychiatric services.
If you’re a new ahm member, you’ll need to have had a gap of less than 30 days since you last held private hospital cover.
The Mental Health Waiver can be used once per person in a lifetime. To access the Mental Health Waiver, you’ll need to call us on 134 246 or live chat with us.
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