Glossary of terms

Here’s a guide to assist you in understanding the meaning of the terminology used by CBHS.

  • Day Surgery

    Day surgery is completed in one day, so the person doesn't have to stay in hospital overnight. The type of anaesthesia you have depends on the operation and your health. Day surgery may require a local, regional or general.. Read more

    Day surgery is completed in one day, so the person doesn't have to stay in hospital overnight. The type of anaesthesia you have depends on the operation and your health. Day surgery may require a local, regional or general anaesthetic. If the level of cover has an excess or co-payment, it will need to be paid to the hospital.

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  • Dental

    Dentistry is the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth.  The CBHS Dental Choice Network is a group of providers who are committed to reducing.. Read more

    Dentistry is the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth. 

    The CBHS Dental Choice Network is a group of providers who are committed to reducing or removing the gap for selected preventative dental services.

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  • Dependant child

    Dependant Child is a person who is: (a) a child of the member or a child for whom the member is legally responsible for the day-to-day care of and is under the age of 18; or (b) a dependent of the member, is under the age of 25.. Read more

    Dependant Child is a person who is:

    (a) a child of the member or a child for whom the member is legally responsible for the day-to-day care of and is under the age of 18; or

    (b) a dependent of the member, is under the age of 25 and is a full-time student at a school, college or university, and is not married or living in a defacto relationship.

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. In people with diabetes, the.. Read more

    Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. In people with diabetes, the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or there is a problem with how the body's cells respond to it.

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  • Dietary

    Dietitians apply the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease.

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  • Direct Debit Details

    An arrangement made with a bank and the member that allows CBHS to debit money from a bank account on agreed dates. A Direct Debit Request form can be completed to update details, alternatively, it can be changed via the Member.. Read more

    An arrangement made with a bank and the member that allows CBHS to debit money from a bank account on agreed dates. A Direct Debit Request form can be completed to update details, alternatively, it can be changed via the Member Service Centre.

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  • DVA – Gold Card

    The “Gold Card” is the Repatriation Health Card for all conditions. The Gold Card gives access to a wide range of public and private health care services, for the treatment of all medical conditions. This treatment is.. Read more

    The “Gold Card” is the Repatriation Health Card for all conditions. The Gold Card gives access to a wide range of public and private health care services, for the treatment of all medical conditions. This treatment is at the expense of the Department of Veterans‟ Affairs (DVA). More information: www.dva.gov.au

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