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I bet she's got medibank - we had that originally - think it worked out at about $75 a month. We later transferred to mutual community - $55 a month - but doesn't include ambulance cover.
We changed as they didn't have any childrens dentists on their list and thats why we really took it out.
If you go to Marion shopping centre medibank and mutual are next door to each other - opposite medicare.
Hope this helps
You guessed right Nick! Mine does give ambulance but i have yet to look into cancelling the individual ambo cover. What do you mean about childrens dentist?
My 7 year old is terrified of dentists after the accident - his teeth splintered in his gums - hospital didn't realise this - 1 week later he was rushed into hospital looking like the elelphant man - infection from the teeth had got as far as his eyes - heading for the brain!!!!!! Maxi facial guy took one look at him and operated on him there and then. Since then he's been terrified!
I wanted to find a dentist that specialised in kids - not many about in Adelaide. The one I did find gave extra benifits to mutual community. That's why I swopped.
Forgot to say - neither of them have a filling, as I've always tried to make sure their teeth are healthy!!
Must be looking at $10,000 plus for both of them in the future!!!!!!!
Ah I see what you mean! Mine are big kids 16 and 19 the older had his ortho work in the uk and the younger didnt need it fortunatly. Neither of them have any fillings so should be right!
I forgot to say earlier the cover i got is $68 a month.
Just found this thread and intrigued as we too are on the SIR 495. We got our Medicare cards sorted but of course it says on the card that it is for emergency cover only.
I am currently struggling with ear problems and have been worried about going to the docs in case it costs me a fortune to rectify - would I be able to claim for having my ears syringed or similar?
What does the term 'emergency' mean to Medicare?
If your ears are causing you pain - yes you are covered.
Apart from elective surgery - eg v. veins, gastric band - you're covered for most things.
Hubby went a couple of weeks back and he had a couple of nasty skin tags - doctor cut them off and medicare footed the bill.
Just got the paper work from medibank and it does include ambo cover. That is I think $110 a year so I wont have to pay that as well now, plus we will all get the free check and clean twice a year with that.
So would the recommendation be both? medicare for general health and medibank for extra's, teeth, ambulance, or can you get it all through the one service??