Watkins Medical Centre
Level 8, 225 Wickham Terrace,
Spring Hill QLD, 4000

All appointments
Phone: (07) 3831 7034

Message for Medibank Private and NIB customers

Customers of Medibank private (as of August 2015) and NIB may not be insured for spinal fusion surgery. This is an important exclusion from your health insurance policy. No one wants to have a spinal fusion operation. If however you are in geat pain that does not respond to normal treatment, suffer a spinal fracture, a spinal infection or tumour or have a spinal deformity such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis a spinal fusion procedure may be indicated. These conditions are relatively common. 

This exclusion applies to some of the levels of cover for both Medibank private and NIB. Please check your insurance cover and think carefully before agreeing to have benefits for spinal fusion excluded from your cover.