The Benefits of having Private Health Insurance

The Benefits of having Private Health Insurance
November 27, 2018 BodyViva

Aside from the fact that it ensures better peace of mind for you and your family, there are many benefits of having private health insurance in Queensland.

Sure, Medicare covers emergencies, but what about everything else? Those trips to the dentist, optometrist and physiotherapist? If you and your family require ongoing treatment in these areas, visits can become expensive fast. And what about issues such as a neck, back or shoulder pain? Or knee and ankle injuries that require long-term therapy? Medicare does not cover treatment for many of these ailments. Even if you can attain a referral from your GP for Medicare to cover your physical therapy, there are caps involved, and lengthy waiting lists that could mean prolonged periods of pain. Choosing a private health provider means that you have better access to affordable health care when you need it. Which is why BodyViva in Springwood uses HICAPS.

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What is HICAPS?

HICAPS is an electronic claims and payments service that allows you to perform on-the-spot claims with your private health insurer when you visit a health practitioner. In short, it means you don’t have to wait for a refund from your private health fund when you make a claim for the cost of your visit. You simply pay the gap. Convenient and wallet-friendly!

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Springwood residents enjoy accessible and affordable physical care

BodyViva uses HICAPS because it is partnered with 98% of Australia’s health insurers, including big names such as Bupa, HBF, NIB, Medibank, AHM and CUA. If you want to check whether we support your health fund, see here. When you finish your appointment at BodyViva, you can claim your visit straight away so that you’re never out of pocket! We believe in accessible and affordable healthcare for Brisbane residents. Our convenient location in Springwood means that people with a private health fund living in Rochedale, Woodridge, Underwood, Logan, Slacks Creek and Daisy Hill can also enjoy the benefits of ongoing physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage and podiatry treatments, without the immediate financial stress.

Please note: you do not need to have private health insurance to visit BodyViva! Anyone can book a treatment at our multidisciplinary clinic. If you are a part of a private health fund, however, you can save money on your visits.

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What are the benefits of having private health insurance?
Treatment when you need it

Say goodbye to lengthy waiting lists and referrals! The public health system can sometimes become extremely over-exhausted, meaning that you could be waiting for surgery or treatment for years. With private health, you can access treatment when you need it. You don’t even require a referral from your GP to visit BodyViva for your physiotherapy, chiropractic or podiatry needs. Simply give us a call to discuss your pain, and we can recommend the best treatment from our list of services.

Never out of pocket

With private health insurance, you can organise your finances better. Regular monthly payments make budgeting for your family’s health easier. And it takes the shock and financial hardship out of expensive upfront costs for treatment and surgery.

Better choice

When you are a member of a private health provider, you can often choose where you want to be treated, and what health practitioner you will see. The public health system is very much subject to availability, meaning you may need to travel to have surgery at a hospital that has vacancies. With private health, you’re more likely to receive treatment in your area, within a better time frame.

Do you require treatment for neck, back and shoulder pain? Or ongoing physical therapy for sports injuries? BodyViva in Springwood is a multidisciplinary clinic with a range of health practitioners ready to ease your pain through physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, podiatry and pilates. Contact us today to arrange an appointment, and don’t forget to make use of your private health cover before the Christmas season is upon us!