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This page gives you information on how some private health insurance policies may be able to help you access mental health support and services.

You can choose to take out private health insurance to give you more health care options and to cover items that are not covered by Medicare. Some private health insurance policies provide services to people who are experiencing a mental health condition, including hospital admissions and psychology services.

Commonwealth Ombudsman Private Health Insurance

For comprehensive, independent private health insurance information, please visit PrivateHealth

Private Hospitals

Some private hospitals provide services to people who are experiencing a mental health condition and are self-funding their care.

Wellbeing4 You - Bupa Mind Care Choices

Wellbeing4 You - Bupa Mind Care Choices

The Mind Care Choices suite of services has been developed to support Bupa Customers with mental health problems live well in the community.

The Wellbeing4You service is provided by Mind Australia, one of the country’s leading specialist mental health service providers. Mind has supported people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

They provide responsive, multidisciplinary, evidence-based care in the community and are focused on helping people in their journey of recovery from mental illness and reducing the need for hospitalisation.

In this service:

  • Treatment and support are provided in the least restrictive environment, with the minimum disruption to their lives to meet the persons clinical and safety needs, providing credible alternatives to hospital admission.
  • Supports are delivered by a multidisciplinary team encompassing psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. The supports and services can be provided at the clinic (either face to face or in a group situation) in the members own home or via telehealth (video or audio conferencing) to enhance access.
  • The individual remains in contact with their own resources and support networks, allowing treatment to utilise the individual’s strengths.
  • It's voluntary and eligible customers can participate for free.

Eligibility

Be a Bupa HI Customer (over the age of 18 years) with a hospital product type that includes full psychiatric cover and is paid up to date financially

Has a diagnosed mental health condition and has had an overnight admission in a mental health hospital within the last 12 months.

    My Mental Health

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