Palliative care

What is 'Palliative care'?

Hospital treatment for care where the intent is primarily providing quality of life for a patient with a terminal illness, including treatment to alleviate and manage pain.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

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

What MBS item numbers are included in the Palliative care category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Palliative care' 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.