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Healthcare in Melbourne is governed by the same hybrid public-private sector service provision found in Australia as a whole. The national health service, known as Medicare, can be used by permanent visa holders. Those with temporary visas aren't eligible for Medicare and we advise that expats in this position invest in comprehensive health insurance.
Still, even expats who are eligible to take advantage of the public system will find that certain aspects of healthcare aren't covered. The private system fills in the gaps accordingly. These extras can be incredibly expensive without coverage, and for this reason, even permanent residents who are eligible for Medicare may wish to take out additional private health insurance.
Below are some of Melbourne's major hospitals.
Hospitals in Melbourne
Address: 55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne
Address: 145 Studley Road, Heidelburg
Address: 109 Albert Street, East Melbourne
Address: 181-183 Wattletree Road, Malvern
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Address: 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
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Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global can tailor an international health insurance plan to perfectly fit the needs of you and your family. With 86 million customers in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.
William Russell is a boutique insurance company, that values itself on its great customer service and is underwritten by Allianz. They provide health, life, and income protection insurance for expats around the world. With a global network of 40,000 hospitals and doctors, their health insurance plans are designed so that they follow you to whatever country you move to next.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.