Brain and nervous system

What are 'Brain and nervous system' services?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the brain, brain-related conditions, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. For example: stroke, brain or spinal cord tumours, head injuries, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Treatment of spinal column (back bone) conditions is listed separately under Back, neck and spine.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes brain and nervous system, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Brain and nervous system category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Brain and nervous system' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function.