What are 'Skin' services'?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of skin, skin-related conditions and nails. The removal of foreign bodies is also included. Plastic surgery that is medically necessary and relating to the treatment of skin-related condition is also included. For example: melanoma, minor wound repair and abscesses.

  • Removal of excess skin due to weight loss is listed separately under Weight loss surgery.
  • 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 skin services, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the skin category?

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