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What would you do if your nearest hospital was 300km away?

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Whether you have to journey 30 or 300km, travelling for hospital treatment can take a toll physically, emotionally and financially – not only on you but on your loved ones too.

So, what can you do when the closest hospital to your home isn’t close at all?

To help make it easier and more affordable for our members to travel and get the treatment they need, we offer the following Health Management Programs* and offers through nib Rewards to help reduce travel and accommodation expenses.

Health programs:

nib's Discharge Support Service

This telephone-based service is available nationwide and can give you personalised support before going to hospital and after coming home from hospital. You'll be provided with access to an experienced registered nurse to help you understand and navigate the health service options available to you, covering both your short and longer-term health needs.

Rehab at Home

An evidence-based program, Rehab at Home provides intensive physiotherapy in the comfort of your own home following your total hip or knee replacement. The Rehab at Home program is available at selected locations only.

CareTransition

Specifically created for those over the age of 60 who’ve been hospitalised for a chronic disease or illness, this program includes a home visit and follow-up contact with a CareTransition coach to help get you back to your best health. CareTransition is available at selected locations only.

To find out if you’re eligible for any of our programs, or for more information, visit Health Management Programs.

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nib Rewards:

Accommodation

Wyndham Hotels & ResortsUp to 40% off participating hotels

Being away from home doesn’t mean giving up comfort and convenience. The Wyndham team are committed to making your stay exactly what you hope for.

Choice Hotels Up to 15% off

With over 200 hotels across the Asia Pacific, Choice Hotels has plenty of options for you to get a good night’s sleep.

Agoda International7% off

With more than one million vacation rentals and hotels worldwide, Agoda is one of the world’s fastest-growing online travel booking platforms.

Expedia 8% off hotel bookings

After a long day of travel, a hotel room booked through Expedia will give you the chance to reboot at an affordable rate.

Car hire

Avis10% off

As one of the world’s leading car rental companies, Avis provides a stress-free experience with superior service.

Budget10% off

Known for their well-maintained vehicles and quality service, Budget offers a great selection of car rentals Australia wide.

Thrifty15% off

Thrifty offers car hire in every state, territory, major town and airport in Australia, with over 170 locations nationally.

Transport

Uber4% off

From low-cost to luxury, Uber allows you to connect with a reliable ride in minutes.

Flights

Flight Centre3% off

Flight Centre is committed to providing you with a great travel experience at the best available price.

Find out more about how you can save on travel and accommodation through nib Rewards.

If you’re not with nib, but you’d like to find out more about our cover options, get a quote today or contact our award-winning member service team on 13 16 42.

The various eGift cards and other discounted offers referred to in this article are subject to specific terms and conditions. Offers may be varied or available for a limited time. For full terms and conditions, visit nib Rewards.

*Available to eligible nib members who’ve held Hospital Cover for 12 months and served their relevant waiting periods. Additional criteria vary according to each program.

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