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Core Hospital

Looking for more than just the basics but don’t want to pay for the things you’re less likely to need? Core Hospital is a policy that offers you a great compromise between coverage and price. Core hospital is perfect for individuals or families with varying health needs, especially when taken out in conjunction with extras cover for non-hospital related services such as dental and optical.

Core Hospital provides members with two excess policy options $200 or $500, enabling you to choose the premium level that best suits your needs.

What’s Covered Restricted Coverage What’s Not Covered


Treatment for Accidents

Tonsils + Adenoids


Wisdom Teeth (hospital benefits only)

Arthroscopy + Colonoscopy

Spinal Surgery

Shoulder Surgery

Knee Reconstruction


Palliative Care

Dental Surgery

Other Joint Replacement

Prosthetic Appliances

Early Release Home Nursing

Non-cosmetic Surgery

Full Ambulance Cover

All Other Services Recognised by Medicare

Health + Care Program

Cardiac + Cardiac Related Services

Pregnancy + Pregnancy Related Services

Psychiatric Services

Podiatry Surgery

Assisted Reproductive Services (IVF, etc.)

Major Eye Surgery

Kidney Dialysis

Bariatric Surgery

Hip + Knee Replacement

Cosmetic Surgery

Services Where Medicare Does Not Pay a Benefit



Hospital Cover

You can be treated as a private patient in both a public and private hospital.


This level of hospital cover essentially provides coverage of all procedures, except for the following.

  • Assisted reproductive services (IVF, etc.)
  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Major eye surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Hip + knee replacement
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Services where Medicare does not pay a benefit

Hospital Excess

Core Hospital provides members with two excess policy options $200 or $500, enabling you to choose the premium level that best suits you needs. The higher the excess you choose the less your premiums will be throughout the year.

Transferring from Another Health Insurer

Transferring is easy – simply advise us of your previous health insurer and if you have had cover at an equivalent or higher level than the one you are transferring to at Navy Health you will not have any waiting periods. If you are transferring to a higher cover with Navy Health (with more services covered also) you may have to wait to claim on these, however we will continue to cover you at the existing level until you have served those waiting periods. Find out more

Waiting Periods

Hospital benefits are payable after two months of membership on the selected level of cover, excluding any waiting periods for pre-existing conditions. Maternity (or admissions related to the management of) and IVF procedures, attract a 12 month waiting period at the selected level of cover.

For pre-existing conditions, benefits will not be payable for the first 12 months of membership for any illness, ailment or condition, the signs or symptoms of which were known, or which a medical or para-medical practitioner appointed by the company considers, after examining information furnished by the member’s practitioner, and other material relevant to a claim for benefits, were in existence in the member or his/her dependant at any time during the six months preceding the commencement or transfer date.

Psychiatric, Rehabilitative and Palliative Care are not subject to pre-existing condition rules.

This is irrespective of whether the member or dependant was aware of the pre-existing illness, ailment or condition, and includes all proposed elective or cosmetic procedures. Find out more

Ambulance Cover

100% of the fee for all ambulance services within Australia provided that the service is from a State/Territory registered ambulance service.

Health + Care Program

If you elect to leave hospital early to recover at home, provided it is considered medically appropriate, you may be eligible to receive a range of support services in your home.

More Information

For more detailed information regarding this cover please refer to the complete Health Cover brochure or telephone Navy Health on 1300 306 289.

Please ensure that when you are accepted as a member of Navy Health that you read and retain all information sent to you regarding your membership.

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