Australia has mutual health agreements with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Slovenia and Ireland. Each mutual agreement is different and varies in terms of both benefits and eligibility duration. The agreements do not apply to all health services. Some services that are not covered by the agreements are: – treatment that is not immediately necessary, ambulance care, dental care, para medical services, medical evacuation in your home country, burials, treatment and accommodation in private hospitals or as private patients in a public hospital, electoral treatment, pre-ordered treatment before arrival in Australia. This is why it is strongly recommended that all visitors from the countries of mutual insurance take out adequate medical insurance. HICA has developed a number of policies specifically designed for foreign visitors based on the type of visa and the length of your stay in Australia. If you would like to take advantage of our free evaluation and offer service, we invite you to fill out an evaluation form so that we can provide you with our professional recommendations and offers for policies that best meet your specific needs. Australia has a mutual health agreement with the UK, which means that UK residents are able to get some health services free of charge while visiting Australia. Many hospitals in Montenegro do not accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to prove that you are entitled to free emergency care. You are treated as if you were in the country in question. In general, these agreements apply to British nationals living in the United Kingdom. If you are not a British national, you can still be insured for an inexpensive or free treatment if you normally live in the UK. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories.
If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. You`ll find some basic tips on health care and hospitals in the islands on the GOV. UK website and on the official Turkish and Caicos Island tourism website. People in some countries are covered by a mutual health agreement (REziprok) between their country and Australia. These agreements may entitle you to limited subsidized health services for the necessary medical care during a visit to Australia. The CEC is not applicable outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Be sure to mention the mutual health agreement with the UK and have all the necessary evidence documents when you have access to health care. Note: Reciprocal health agreements with the following countries were terminated in 2016: You must ensure that you have adequate travel and health insurance to cover your stay in these places. As part of the RHCA membership, you may be eligible for limited Medicare benefits.
Benefits apply only to primary health care or only to emergency care and under certain conditions. Many items such as ambulances, dental work, subsidized medications and private hospital fees or other incidental/extras costs do not cover.