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Are CPAP machines covered by medicare or private health insurance?

Find out whether you are eligible for Medicare cover or if your private health insurance offers rebates.

Medicare

We recommended you speak with your doctor to check if you are eligible to have your CPAP machine covered by Medicare Australia. Please note that public funding of CPAP equipment differs between states, with each state also having different criteria for eligibility.

Private Health Insurance

If you have extras cover, your private health insurance may pay a rebate towards the cost of your CPAP machine. The amount varies considerably between funds and also depends on your level of extras cover. Some funds will also cover part of the cost of the mask. Some funds require a letter of recommendation from your doctor. All require an eligible invoice.

Check with your health fund to get an accurate and up to date quote for the amount they will cover.