What is it?
If you are unsure about your risk of breast cancer or when you should begin screening mammograms, why not discuss it with your GP?
If it’s right for you, we’ll give eligible members a 70% benefit up to $100 on the cost of a screening mammogram not covered by the free federally funded BreastScreen program.
How does it work?
Breast health is an area of concern for many women.
The federal BreastScreen Australia program provides free bi-yearly mammograms for Australian women aged 50-69 and posts reminders. Eligible women can self-refer to BreastScreen; they don’t need a GP referral. While mammograms are primarily recommended for women aged 50-69, women aged 40-49 are still at risk of breast cancer and are welcome to have a free breast mammogram with BreastScreen every two years. For more information or to make an appointment, visit the Breastscreen Australia website at cancerscreening.gov.au/breastscreening or call 13 20 50.
If you are unsure about your risk of breast cancer or whether breast screening mammograms should be a priority for you, why not discuss your risk with your GP to see if it’s right for you. If so, we’ll give eligible members a 70% benefit on the cost of a mammogram not covered by BreastScreen Australia.
It is important for all women to know the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any breast changes, nipple discharge or a lump, it is important that you visit your doctor as soon as possible.
Are you eligible?
To access the Mammogram Screening program, you need to
- hold eligible Hospital cover with us
- have held that level of cover for at least 12 months
To check your eligibility, please review your fact sheet or contact Australian Unity on 1300 459 304.
How to claim
To claim, just send a copy of the receipt for your screening mammogram with a completed claim form to Australian Unity.
- 70% benefit of the cost of a screening mammogram up to a maximum of $100 where no Medicare rebate is payable
- benefit is payable once every 2 years
- no lifetime cap
- a receipt is required when claiming