Will my Private Health Insurance cover it?

Medicare covers the following 6 of the UHMS approved conditions for hyperbaric oxygen therapy:

  • Arterial gas embolism
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection
  • Delayed radiation injury to soft tissue and bone
  • Selected problem wounds/Diabetic Wounds/Nonhealing Traumatic Wounds
  • Compromised Amputation Sites
  • Vascular Insufficiency Ulcers
  • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis
  • Gas gangrene, anaerobic infections, or necrotizing infections

Various private medical insurers also provide cover for these conditions as well as, in the case of some insurers:

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Crush injury and other acute traumatic ischaemias including strokes
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis

Following your initial consultation the doctor will provide you with the definition of your condition so that you can check with your private medical insurer to find out if your condition is covered and if there are any excesses to pay.