Gastrointestinal endoscopy

What is a 'Gastrointestinal endoscopy'?

Hospital treatment for the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of the internal parts of the gastrointestinal system using an endoscope. For example: colonoscopy, gastroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Non‑endoscopic procedures for the digestive system are listed separately under Digestive system.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes gastrointestinal endoscopy, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Gastrointestinal endoscopy category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Gastrointestinal endoscopy' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that:

(a) the MBS item number forms part of a hospital inpatient admission;

(b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product which includes the clinical category that the MBS item relates to;

(c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods; and

(d) the Membership is financial at the date of service. To search for more information on a  particular MBS item number, simply copy and paste the MBS item number into the Private Health website which will advise the clinical category of the MBS item number.