Private Health Funds & Hypnotherapy in Australia

06th October 2010

* This Information is current as at December 2010

A lot of talk is made regarding private health funds and hypnotherapy in Australia. Some private health funds will allow a small portion of fees paid to be claimed by the member as long as the hypnotherapist has a provider for the relevant number. As can be seen in the table below, most do not provide any cover for hypnotherapy. If you are in any doubt please contact your Health Fund and ask.

Participating Health Funds

  • Australian Unity
  • CBHS Health Fund
  • Credicare Health Fund (client must have a doctor’s letter advising they are having hypnotherapy for either stress management or stop smoking – provide a benefit of $200 per year
  • Grand United Corporate
  • Health Care Insurance Limited (Cover Quit Smoking and Weight Loss programme - $150 per year)
  • Health Partners
  • Medibank Private
  • Navy Health Fund
  • NRMA Health Insurances
  • Phoenix Welfare
  • Railway and Transport Health Fund Ltd
  • Reserve Bank Health Society
  • Teachers Federation Health
  • SGIC
  • SGIO Health Insurance (WA)
  • Westfund

Non Participating Health Funds

  • ACA Health Benefits Fund
  • Australian Health Management (AHM)Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG)
  • BUPA (Including MBF Australia, HBA and Mutual Community)
  • Central West Health
  • Cessnock District Health
  • Defence Health Partners
  • Doctors Health Fund
  • Federation Health
  • GMHBA (Geelong Medical)
  • GMF Health
  • HBA
  • HBF
  • HCF
  • Healthguard Health Benefits Fund
  • HIF – Health Insurance Fund of WA
  • Latrobe Health Services
  • Lysaght Peoplecare
  • Manchester Unity
  • MBF Australia Pty Ltd
  • MDHF (Mildura District Hospital Fund)
  • Mutual Community
  • National Health Benefits Australia Pty Ltd
  • NIB
  • One Medi Fund


Not happy Defence Health not included. Generally a premium cover and they should consider with all the new sets of conditions being diagnosed that require it as atleast is an option.

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