Frank covers many natural therapies in their extras policies

Cheap Extras Cover – Am I Covered For Natural Therapies Costs?

Natural therapies are now widely used. A lot of people have become open to the possibility of treating their condition without the need to use conventional medications. Natural therapies are becoming more and more popular as they come with very little to no side effects and of course, no medical intake. Natural therapies are a non-invasive approach which is favorable for people who are looking for alternative treatments. They offer a holistic approach that is less intrusive and does not require you to be confined to a hospital bed. Although such therapies are appealing they undeniably come with a price tag. Therefore, it is important to make sure your health insurance policy covers you for a range of natural therapies.

* The price shown is per week and applies to a {LIFESTAGE} living in VIC with a $500 excess. It excludes LHC loading and includes a Base Tier Government Rebate

Cheap Extras Cover and Natural Therapy Inclusion

It is important to understand that Medicare does not cover the cost of natural therapies. It is therefore important to have cheap extras cover which covers these treatments but does not break the bank. At Frank Health Insurance we offer  affordable extras policies that include these services. Our extras policies cover services such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture and remedial massage.  

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy requires the use of natural substances rather than conventional drugs. Natural herbs, relaxation techniques, and exercise are all used by Naturopaths. If you require this type of therapy it is important to make sure it is included in the cheap extras cover of your private health insurance policy.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy treatments are usually sought after by people who suffered from conditions where conventional treatments didn't work such as chronic conditions where drugs are no longer an option.  A Homeopath assesses the patient’s overall condition, and from this assessment patients are then presented with series of treatments. Each appointment can be expensive and this is why it is important to find the right cheap extras cover for you.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a popular treatment and is typically offered by most health insurers. This treatment involves the use of very thin needles and at times, the application of pressure in certain areas of the body. Acupuncture provides several of the following benefits:

  • Pain Relief - Studies show that acupuncture can help alleviate pain experienced by arthritis sufferers.
  • May Prevent Chemotherapy Side Effects - Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy usually experience nausea and vomiting. With the use of acupuncture, these side effects are minimized.
  • Improves Paralysis and Spasticity - Studies show that people who have suffered from a stroke can benefit greatly thanks to the healing effects of acupuncture.
  • Increases Fertility Chances – The treatment of acupuncture can also improve one’s chances of falling pregnant. It has shown to stimulate the flow of blood as well as the production of eggs in women.

What is Remedial Massage?

Remedial Massage is intended to improve the healing process from a cellular level through to the soft tissue. Trained therapists perform such procedures to help promote the fast healing of musculoskeletal disorders.

All the above mentioned natural therapies are offered in Frank Health Insurance cheap extras cover and we have different levels of cover including “Some Extras” and “Lots Extras”. At Frank Health Insurance we cover you for the treatments you use without breaking the bank.

Natural Therapies Waiting Period

It is important to understand that most policies include two month waiting periods for natural therapies. There are insurers who are willing to waive the waiting periods especially if the company considers you a loyal customer. So talk to your insurer and find out what waiting periods are included for your preferred policy.

Cheap Health Insurances still cover a range of services

Contrary to what most people think, cheap extras cover includes a lot of extra services. Aside from natural therapies offered, they also include cover for optical services, dental services, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, myotherapy and lots more. So before committing to a extras cover make sure you do your research and ask the right questions. You'll be surprised how much money you could possibly save with Frank Health Insurance while still being covered for the treatments you require.

Get 1 month free + skip 2 & 6 month waits on extras* when you join on combined cover by March 31.

*For new members (if you have been a Frank Health Insurance member in the last 12 months, sorry you don’t qualify). Must pay first month to receive second month free. 12 month waits, annual and sub limits apply. Offer ends 31 March, 2018.