nib Health Care @ Home
Offer our patients recovery or treatment from the comfort of their home.
We’ve partnered with Kinship and ViewHealth - [email protected] to give our members the opportunity to receive IV chemotherapy* treatments from the comfort of their home.
Rest assured, you will maintain full clinical oversight of all your nib patient’s health care if you choose to offer these services to your patients.
How it works
Frequently asked questions
Kinship is a nursing service operated by an experienced and reputable provider that enables patients to receive infusions in their home. With Kinship, you can offer flexibility and choice to your patients by offering them the option of treatment at home, provided by a trusted and experienced nurse. For more information:
Phone: 1800 570 820
Email: [email protected]
ViewHealth – [email protected] is owned, managed and staffed by health professionals who have a wealth of experience treating patients in the home setting. Australia’s leading provider of home-based infusion services. Trusted by over 1,400 specialist doctors across the country to administer cancer therapies and infusions for medical conditions safely, where and when it’s convenient for their patients.
Phone: 1300 466 324
Email: [email protected]
Be a member of nib or GU Health (Australian residents only), this includes anyone who holds a health insurance policy underwritten by nib but sold under third party brands such as Qantas, APIA, Suncorp, AAMI, ING and Priceline.
Be 18 years old and above
Have a hospital product which includes chemotherapy services & have served all relevant waiting periods
Requires IV chemotherapy or subcutaneous or intramuscular chemotherapy for cancer
Suitable to complete chemo at home as clinically assessed by their specialist
Services covered are to be in line with services covered for an admitted patient in hospital
Other services or infusion services that are required to be paid with MBS item 13950 (chemotherapy)
PBS Medication (for intended use)
Hospital substitution services only
Prosthesis only associated with MBS item number 13950 and paid in line with PL
Patients switching from public to private
Out-patient delivered chemotherapy
Type C chemotherapy services
Other infusion services not related to MBS item 13950 (chemotherapy)
Orally or topically applied chemotherapy
Clinical trials (we would still pay for the normal delivery of chemotherapy as part of the clinical trial)
International / NZ members
Cancellation fees (to be covered by patient if due to patient fault)
Patients who are on frequent/daily treatments who find it difficult to travel to a hospital
Patients who dont have a good support network for attending hospital appointments
Patients with families that need to take time off work to drive loved ones to appointments
Patients who find it difficult to attend appointments during regular office hours
Frail or elderly patients with other co-morbidities
Patients with young families
Patients who are clinically appropriate to receive chemotherapy in the home treatment