We came over in September on a 489 visa and have been looking for Ambulance & insurance cover. As we are on a provisional visa we can't get ambulance cover with SA Ambulance.
We have a medicare card under the reciprocal agreement between Australia and the UK and this covers:
free treatment as a public in-patient or out-patient in a public hospital
subsidised medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Medicare benefits for out-of-hospital treatment provided by a doctor.
Medicare will not cover:
medicine not subsidised under the PBS
treatment arranged before your visit to Australia
accommodation and medical treatment in a private hospital
accommodation and medical treatment as a private patient in a public hospital
dental examinations and treatment (except specified items introduced for allied health services as part of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program
physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, eye therapy, chiropractic services, podiatry or psychology (except specified items introduced for allied health services as part of the CDM program
acupuncture (unless part of a doctor's consultation)
glasses and contact lenses
hearing aids and other appliances
the cost of prostheses
medical costs for which someone else is responsible (for example a compensation insurer, an employer, a government or government authority)
medical services which are not clinically necessary
surgery solely for cosmetic reasons
examinations for life insurance, superannuation or membership of a friendly society
You can take out private health insurance to cover many of these services.
Could anyone on this visa or another temporary visa recommend a company for ambulance cover and to cover the extras.
thanks in advance