Chemo at Home

Chemo at Home

Did you know that if you are covered on Peoplecare’s hospital cover for chemotherapy, you can get your chemo treatment at home? That’s a nice touch for what is a pretty disruptive treatment.

You can get the treatment you need (if it’s covered by Medicare) delivered in your home including:

  • chemotherapy
  • targeted cancer therapies
  • targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel disease

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of strong medications to destroy or slow down cancer cells, it is used to target cells that grow quickly, it is used in cancer treatment as cancer cells usually grow quickly. Chemotherapy medications used in the treatment of cancer may be taken as tablets or, more commonly, given by intravenous drip directly into a vein.

What is Chemo at Home?

Chemo at Home is a hospital substitute treatment program that provides infusion treatments in your own home, most commonly, chemotherapy. If you require chemotherapy, you can discuss your treatment plan with your oncologist and if appropriate your oncologist may consider a referral to one of our contracted chemo at home providers.

Benefits of Chemo at Home

  • convenient service at reliable times for you
  • attentive care
  • less hassle
  • maintain your independence
  • less reliance on carers or childcare
  • reduce your risk of contracting common hospital infections

Who provides this service?

Our Chemo at Home providers use highly-skilled health professionals including nurses and pharmacists to deliver you quality care. The program also offers 24-hour phone support to give you reassurance and personal care through treatment.


All your treatment information is kept completely confidential by our trusted providers who run the Chemo at Home program. We won’t have access to any personal health information you give them, but if you’d like to read our Privacy Policy to make sure, click here.

You need to have already served your 12-month waiting period for pre-existing conditions to use this program. This means that if you want to use it in the first 12 months of having or upgrading cover, we’ll need to check with your doctors to make sure it’s not for a condition you already had. If it’s not a pre-existing condition, only the 2-month waiting period applies.

The same restrictions on your hospital cover apply to Hospital at Home services i.e. you won't be eligible to receive any Hospital at Home services for hospital treatments you're not covered for. The provider will let you know if there are any out-of-pocket fees – in most cases there are no costs.


Want to do Chemo at Home?*

You can get started through your oncologist if they think it’s a suitable option for you.

Have questions? Pop in your details to our Ask our experts form or call us on 1800 808 690.

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