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Bupa offers a wide range of health care services including:
Bupa offers their customers a variety of benefits to help make health insurance as simple and pain-free as possible.
Not only do Bupa offer their members some great benefits, they also have a strong community, social and environmental responsibility to Australia as a whole. The Bupa Health Foundation is a leading charitable foundation dedicated to health research and mental health models of care. Bupa has also partnered with the Kids Helpline to address mental health and wellbeing in Australian young people aged 5 to 25. Their partnership supports the ‘Kids Helpline @ School Wellbeing’ program, giving a number of primary schools across the country access to free early intervention and prevention sessions. 12
The Bupa Members First network is a network of registered healthcare providers across Australia. If you are an eligible Bupa Extras member you may have access to benefits and discounts on optical, dental, chiro, physio and podiatry. Using a Bupa Members First provider gives eligible members access to receive higher benefits and more certainty about how much they’ll get back. 13
Claiming extras with Bupa is extremely straight forward.
You can claim with Bupa online or through their app; ‘myBupa’ which is available on most device platforms. The online platform offers a step-by-step tool to assist anyone who needs a little bit of handholding, as well as cost estimations prior to treatment and your current claim status.
Even better: you will generally receive your claim payment within 5 business days! 14
Bupa has many accolades to their name including (13 years running!) Canstar’s ‘Outstanding Value Health Insurance’ since 2008. 15
Sometimes, when seeking specialist treatments, a doctor or specialists fee can be above what Medicare Schedule Fee, and consequently the patient may be required to pay the ‘gap’ fee in addition to any applicable excess.
Luckily for Bupa members, the Bupa Medical Gap Scheme’s focus is to reduce the costs a member pays for treatment when they are admitted to hospital. Therefore, if your doctor has elected to use the scheme, which limits applicable gap to $500 per doctor. 16
When healthcare just isn’t enough BupaPlus brings discounts, offers and reading material from over 40 partners as a thank you to eligible members for being a part of the Bupa Family.
Discounts and offers include:
Last updated: 01/07/2021