Private Health Insurance Reform

Any patient who currently has basic private health insurance cover can talk to their health fund about the waiting period to access mental health care.

They may be eligible for immediate hospital admission if required.


  • Immediate access to In-hospital mental health services and Day Programs for patients in most need.
  • No waiting times provide patients with cost savings via timely treatments.
  • No wait times prevent substantial out of pocket costs for patients who require overnight and/or multiday care.
  • Private mental health services with no limited cover are valued, particularly by younger people.

Once in a lifetime offer

The upgrade can only be used once, so it's vital patients maintain their upgraded level of cover to ensure they have access to all mental health services in the future, if they require them.

Contact Enquiries:

Patients - Their selected health fund

Need Help?

Visit your local GP or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 - More