Hospital psychiatric services

What are 'Hospital psychiatric services'?

Hospital treatment for the treatment and care of patients with psychiatric, mental, addiction or behavioural disorders. For example: psychoses such as schizophrenia, mood disorders such as depression, eating disorders and addiction therapy.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Hospital psychiatric services are included under our Gold Star Hospital policy.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Hospital psychiatric services category?

170, 171, 172, 289, 297, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350, 352, 364, 366, 367, 369, 370, 855, 857, 858, 861, 864, 866, 2700, 2701, 2712, 2713, 2715, 2717, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727, 6018, 6019, 6023, 6024, 6025, 6026, 6028, 6029, 6031, 6032, 6034, 6035, 6037, 6038, 6042, 14224,  80005, 80015, 80020, 80101, 80105, 80115, 80120, 80130, 80140, 80145, 80155, 80165, 80170,

Important, please note.
The item numbers listed above 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 here: http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/search.cfm