How to use your extras for weight loss

Our new guide with extra tips and ways to use extras cover to help.

Have Peoplecare hospital cover?

We have a bunch of weight loss programs to help you lose weight for a number of chronic health conditions, and, if you’re eligible, it won’t cost you a thing.

Read more.

Health Management on extras cover

Need a weight loss program or fitness programs? We have a page explaining how Health Management works but the headline is that we could provide you benefits towards Weight Watchers on our extras covers and fitness costs for people who’re treating a medical condition.

Read more.

Other medical conditions common with excess weight to use your extras for

  • Diabetes – having to talk with a dietician and use health aids appliances to help
  • Aches and pains – see a physio, chiro or remedial massage therapist
  • Depression – see a psychologist, before & after surgery to help cope
  • Sleep apnea – purchase a CPAP machine
  • High blood pressure – claim a blood pressure monitor
  • Foot issues – see a podiatrist
  • Exercise is difficult due to weight –hydrotherapy classes as it’s non-weight bearing
  • Joint pain – some pain injections may be claimable and our fitness program benefits including gym, personal training, pool entry fees etc.

Below are benefits available on our extras covers:

   

Simple

Mid

High

Premium

Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapy visit
  • Group classes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chiropractic 

  • Chiropractic visit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Osteopathy

  • Osteopathy visit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pharmacy

  • Script medication prescribed by your doctor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hydrotherapy

  • Classes supervised by a physio or an exercise physio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dietitian

  • Dietitian consult

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Podiatry

  • Podiatry visit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Complementary Therapies

  • Remedial massage
  • Acupuncture

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Psychology

  • Psychology visit

No

No

Yes

Yes

Health Aids

  • CPAP machine
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Blood glucose monitor
  • Physio/chiro aids
  • Synvisc injections

No

No

Yes

Yes

Health Management

  • Gym membership
  • Pool entry fees
  • Personal trainer
  • Gym equipment
  • Diabetes Australia membership fees

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Important: to claim fitness equipment and exercise program benefits, you’ll need to fill out a Declaration of condition form to let us know what condition is being treated.

View benefit rates for your extras cover.

Extras waiting periods

Waiting period Extras cover
No waiting period Services covered by your old fund (if you transfer straight to a similar level of cover with us)
1 day Ambulance
2 months All other services, except for those listed below
2 months General dental, pharmacy, physio, chiro, podiatry & natural therapies
6 months Optical
6 months Health management programs
12 months High cost dentistry
12 months Pre/post-natal services (including midwifery)
24 months Laser eye surgery & hearing aids

Please note that not all items are listed and other waiting periods may apply. Please contact the fund for more information.

If you're upgrading your extras cover, waiting periods still apply for the services that you weren't previously covered for.

All articles

Cancer Won’t Wait

In this short article, we’ve put together urgent symptoms first and following that up with a short list of regular cancer screenings that Cancer Australia wants you to keep on top of.

Read article