Defence Health in TAS

Members of the ADF and their families are at the heart of Defence Health. Our network of Defence Community Relationship Officers is strongly connected to the Defence community. Through either personal or partner service, our officers understand your needs and are here to help.

Amanda Carson - Defence Community Relationship Officer, TAS

Amanda operates from Hobart and serves all of Tasmania.

Mobile:  0490 496 049 

Email: [email protected]

 

We support the Defence community

If you have a Defence related conference or community event you think we should know about, just drop us a line. If it supports the Defence community and reflects our family values, then we’ll be keen to check it out. In Tasmania, sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Amanda Carson at [email protected].

For national sponsorship enquiries, contact Ali Berlioz-Nott, Defence Community Relationship Manager, at [email protected].

 

Why you’re better off with Defence Health

  • Tailored packages for ADF
    Tailored packages with the things we know you use.
  • Special member prices at network dentists
    At a network dentist, you'll get quality dental care at special member prices. Plus, you’ll receive a no-gap annual check-up and clean (limited to one per financial year for Value Extras, or two per financial year for Premier Extras and ADF Total Package, and within general dental limits).
  • No-gap glasses
    With extras cover you can choose from a wide range of no-gap glasses from our optical network.
  • Flexible extras on flexi-limits
    Flexi-limits include a range of extras treatments under one overall limit. It can be used across the range of included treatments, or you can choose to use it all on your favourite included treatment.
  • Comprehensive ambulance cover
    Comprehensive cover for ambulance services by state-appointed ambulance providers across Australia. This includes emergency services, non-emergency dispatch, mobile intensive care and air and sea ambulances services. Patient transport services are not ambulance services and are not claimable.
  • Friendly expert staff
    Our friendly expert staff are here to help. In 2019, 98% of members surveyed said they were satisfied with our service. It’s because we never forget we’re dealing with your health and wellbeing.
  • We’re for family, not for profit
    Because we’re not-for-profit, we’ve got more for members. Member contributions stay in the fund for the benefit of all members, so we can give more back to members in benefits and we focus on keeping premiums low.
  • Over 65 years experience
    We were created to support the families of those who defend our country. With all our experience, we understand better than anyone what you want from health insurance.
  • Customer satisfaction award
    Our members are among the most satisfied in the industry. We consistently rank highly in independent customer satisfaction surveys and our customer service has been recognised by the Financial Review’s Exceptional Service Awards and Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Learn more about cover for the essentials you need

We recommendADF Total Package Gold

Our ADF Total Package Gold has been designed with ADF families in mind. It gives you our best protection with comprehensive hospital cover and access to a wide range of extras services with generous annual limits. 

It's perfect for those wanting comprehensive cover at a great price. If only your partner is serving you can also access this cover and if you're both serving you can cover your kids only. 

The product guide provides information about what’s covered and the benefits we pay, waiting periods and relevant limitations. Please read these carefully and retain.

  • Hospital Features
    Features Covered
    Tonsils, adenoids and grommets
    Hernia and appendix
    Dental surgery
    Bone, joint and muscle
    Joint reconstructions
    Gastrointestinal endoscopy
    Rehabilitation
    Palliative care
    Hospital psychiatric services
    Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer
    Brain and nervous system
    Kidney and bladder
    Diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps)
    Skin
    Male reproductive system
    Gynaecology
    Miscarriage and termination of pregnancy
    Eye (not cataracts)
    Ear, nose and throat
    Breast surgery (medically necessary)
    Pain management
    Digestive system
    Heart and vascular system
    Lung and chest
    Blood
    Insulin pumps
    Pregnancy and birth
    Back, neck and spine
    Podiatric surgery (by a registered podiatric surgeon)
    Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary)
    Implantation of hearing devices
    Pain management with device
    Sleep studies
    Weight loss surgery
    Assisted reproductive services
    Cataracts
    Dialysis for chronic kidney failure
    Joint replacements
    All other services recognised by Medicare
    Chronic care programs
    Hospital substitute programs
    Treatment not recognised by Medicare incl. most cosmetic surgery
    Midwifery (confinement and delivery)
    Home nursing
  • Extras Features
    Features Covered
    General and preventive dental
    Up to $900
    Major dental
    Up to $950
    Orthodontics
    Up to $800
    Optical
    Up to $255
    Physiotherapy
    Up to $850
    Chiropractic/Osteopathy
    Up to $750
    Pharmacy and vaccinations
    Up to $400
    Health and wellbeing
    Up to $300
    Laser refractive eye surgery
    Up to $1000
    School accidents
    Up to $600
    Medically prescribed appliances
    Up to $1000
    Flexi-limit
    Up to $1000
    Antenatal and postnatal services
    Exercise physiology
    Psychology
    Speech therapy
    Occupational therapy
    Podiatry/chiropody
    Audiology
    Eye therapy
    Dietitian

You might like to considerADF Essentials Package Basic Plus

Our ADF Essentials Package Basic Plus provides cover for a limited number of common treatments that young and healthy adults are most likely to need.

The package is great if you're on a budget, or if you're looking for limited hospital cover to avoid Government penalties and still want something back for your money.

If only your partner is serving in the ADF you can also access this cover. 

The product guide provides information about what’s covered and the benefits we pay, waiting periods and relevant limitations. Please read these carefully and retain.

  • Hospital Features
    Features Covered
    Tonsils, adenoids and grommets
    Hernia and appendix
    Dental surgery
    Bone, joint and muscle
    Joint reconstructions
    Gastrointestinal endoscopy
    Rehabilitation
    Palliative care
    Hospital psychiatric services
    Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer
    Brain and nervous system
    Kidney and bladder
    Diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps)
    Skin
    Male reproductive system
    Gynaecology
    Miscarriage and termination of pregnancy
    Eye (not cataracts)
    Ear, nose and throat
    Breast surgery (medically necessary)
    Pain management
    Digestive system
    Heart and vascular system
    Lung and chest
    Blood
    Insulin pumps
    Pregnancy and birth
    Back, neck and spine
    Podiatric surgery (by a registered podiatric surgeon)
    Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary)
    Implantation of hearing devices
    Pain management with device
    Sleep studies
    Weight loss surgery
    Assisted reproductive services
    Cataracts
    Dialysis for chronic kidney failure
    Joint replacements
    All other services recognised by Medicare
    Chronic care programs
    Hospital substitute programs
    Treatment not recognised by Medicare incl. most cosmetic surgery
    Midwifery (confinement and delivery)
    Home nursing
  • Extras Features
    Features Covered
    General and preventive dental
    Up to $500
    Major dental
    Only surgical extractions covered
    Orthodontics
    Optical
    Up to $170
    Health and wellbeing
    Up to $200
    School accidents
    Flexi-limits
    Up to $450
    Physiotherapy (including hydrotherapy)
    Chiropractic/Osteopathy
    Antenatal and postnatal services
    Exercise physiology
    Psychology
    Speech therapy
    Occupational therapy
    Podiatry/chiropody
    Audiology
    Eye therapy
    Dietitian
    Pharmacy and vaccinations
    Travel vaccinations
Find a provider

Find a provider

We understand that finding a provider can be confusing. We are here to help.

 

Transitioning out of the ADF?

Transitioning out of the ADF?

We understand that transitioning out of the ADF can be daunting. We are here to help. 

Why you need private health insurance

Why you need private health insurance

Private health insurance could help you avoid Government taxes and loadings.

    • The Australian Government provides a rebate to make health insurance more affordable. The level of rebate is based on income and the age of the oldest person covered by the policy 
    • If you're older than 30 and don't have hospital cover you may have a Lifetime Health Cover loading 
    • The Medicare Levy Surcharge is an additional tax on high income earners who don't have hospital cover

Are you living in the Northern Territory? We have products better suited to you, because hospital costs are lower in the NT. You can mix and match our hospital and extras products to create the perfect cover for your life stage – and enjoy special premiums. Get a quote or talk to us on 1800 335 425.

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You can join Defence Health if you recognise yourself in one or more of the groups below.

Past service

  • All those who have previously served in the ADF (full-time or part-time) and their partners and children

ADF supporters

  • Anyone who works or has worked in the Department of Defence and other Defence-related departments
  • Anyone who works or has worked for a Defence supplier - a company or agency contracted to the Department of Defence, where you are or were involved in the supply of goods and services to Defence

Extended families

  • You are the mum or dad, son or daughter, sister or brother, grandchild or ex-spouse/partner of a serving or ex-serving member of the ADF or of an ADF supporter (described above)

Getting a quote is quick and easy - 

Partners and dependent kids of ADF members (permanent SERCAT 6-7, and reservist SERCAT 3-5) can all join Defence Health. We have specially designed cover options more relevant to your needs.

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