Health Insurance & Coronavirus FAQ

Got questions about how coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect health insurance in Australia? Keep reading to learn more about how coronavirus may impact coverage, hospital waiting times, elective surgeries, and more.
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Your health insurance and coronavirus questions answered

Do I need health insurance to be treated for coronavirus?

Will health insurance cover ambulance transport for coronavirus?

Will my elective surgery be delayed due to coronavirus?

Are there waiting periods for accessing coronavirus treatment through my policy?

What level of hospital cover do I need to be covered for coronavirus treatment?

Is coronavirus considered a pre-existing condition if I sign up for a new policy?

Is coronavirus testing covered by my health insurance policy?

Will I have to pay any out of pocket costs if I need to go to hospital due to coronavirus?