The Mental Health Waiver allows a person with hospital cover to access in-hospital psychiatric services without serving the usual 2 month waiting period.
The Mental Health Waiver allows members who have served their two month waiting period for Restricted hospital psychiatric services to upgrade to a cover with Included hospital psychiatric services and elect to have the two month waiting period for those higher benefits waived.
You can elect to use the waiver at the point of upgrading or after upgrading, prior to serving the two month waiting period for Included Hospital psychiatric services. You need to have
held hospital cover without a break of more than 30 days to be eligible to use the waiver.
The waiver only applies to the two month waiting period for the higher Included benefits for hospital psychiatric services. All other applicable waiting periods for services not previously included on your cover, or for any increased benefits will still apply.
The Mental Health Waiver can be used once per person in a lifetime.
To access the Mental Health Waiver, chat with us or call 134 246 weekdays, 8am – 7pm (AEST/AEDT)