Ambulance cover $28.80 (single) or $57.60 (family) per year (less 30% govt. rebate)

25 March 2009

For all those who do not have private health cover, pls check this out. I think it is a great deal.

depending on which state u live in, ambulance trip can cost u dearly. so if u dont have private health cover, do consider getting atleast an ambulance cover, and this is the cheapest I could find for nsw. After the govt. rebate of 30%, the cover comes down to only $40.30 /year for a family.

I ended up in an ambulance ride for hardly 15mins when I got hurt (and was full term pregnant!). After 6 hours in the hospital, all was well. But the bill for the ambulance ride was about $450.

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8 comments

  • admin
    Thanks samia - its something I never think about.
  • eggles
    But the bill for the ambulance ride was about $450.
    sheesh! I thought it was free :D
  • craftykiwi
    Yes many years ago our son broke his arm at school and we met him, the principal and ambulance at the hospital. Cost $500 back then and have been told it might be nearer $700 now. Please note:- this is with a private health insurance company, hence the 30% gov rebate.
  • Keeys
    its my understanding that each states ambo service works differently? We have a health care card so are covered for ambo in NSW but I'm told this isn't the case in every state?
  • lisss
    craftykiwi;83487
    Yes many years ago our son broke his arm at school and we met him, the principal and ambulance at the hospital. Cost $500 back then and have been told it might be nearer $700 now. Please note:- this is with a private health insurance company, hence the 30% gov rebate.
    Wow they needed to call an ambulance for a broken arm!? :whistling:
  • craftykiwi
    Yep! It was broken up at the top of the arm near the shoulder and was sticking out at right angles. Not pretty and he needed to go into surgery and spend the night. All round Mother's Day of course. I guess schools call the ambulance in these days if there's any doubt.
  • admin
    Keeys;83488
    its my understanding that each states ambo service works differently? We have a health care card so are covered for ambo in NSW but I'm told this isn't the case in every state?
    Wouldnt that come down to the T&C's of your insurance supplier?
  • craftykiwi
    This is separate to your insurance admin. Works in Vic too - if you have a health care card from the gov/centrleink then if you need an ambulance it costs you nothing, whether or not you have insurance.

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