No Medicare Rebate on Cosmetic Procedures

I found this information in the website of ADA Cosmetic Medicine and I thought it was important to share it.


There is no Medicare rebate for any cosmetic procedures such as wrinkle treatments, tattoo, hair, capillary removal treatments etc. Health insurance also, does not pay back on cosmetic procedures.

Some conditions, such as varicose veins, birthmarks and severe scarring are deemed by Medicare to be medical and may qualify for Medicare rebate.  However, the Medicare rebate will in most cases cover only a small portion of treatment fees.

Always ask your doctor maybe even before attending the first appointment if you will be covered. Ask over the phone about the first time consultation as well. Sometimes you can get a rebate if you are referred by a GP.

What I know is that although Health Funds don’t cover plastic surgery sometimes your hospital expenses can be covered by some health funds.

There is also the possibility to get finance for cosmetic surgical procedures.

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Self-Confidence & Body Image Master Coach. Author, speaker, blogger and head editor of encourages women to find their real beauty and believe in themselves. Google

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