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?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes hospital psychiatric services, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

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

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Hospital psychiatric services' 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.