1 in 3
Almost 1 in 3 Australians has a lung disease
Lung disease accounts for 10% of the total health burden in Australia
Occupational exposure contributes to 29% of lung cancers in men
About 2.5 million Australians have asthma, around 11% of the population
“Through multiple Extras benefits, high-quality rebates at all times, to very serious heart problems, followed by long-term lung problems, you've been there for us through thick and thin. I've needed coaching care for lung conditions, twice for six-month spans, with high-quality phone training monthly by a specialist nurse. Her encouragement was invaluable, lifesaving actually.
“Now, after major surgery, CBHS is still there for me with rehab. All these at no, or marginal cost to ourselves. Do you wonder why we sing CBHS praise to all we meet? Thanks guys!”
Lung health programs and support
Health care aids for help with asthma
Health care aids such as nebulizers are an important asthma management tool. If these health care aids are acknowledged as essential and supplied on referral by a recognised provider, you can claim benefits for them under Extras or Package cover.
Check your policy for details or view CBHS Package and Extras cover.
Support at home for chronic respiratory diseases
The CBHS Better Living program can help you deal with the challenges associated with chronic respiratory diseases. You receive on-going support and one-on-one coaching from a team of health professionals, including dietitians, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and mental health clinicians. There are no out-of-pocket expenses if you hold an appropriate level of CBHS Hospital cover or package product.
Read more about our Better Living program.
Hospital care at home
You can get hospital grade care in the comfort of your own home with our Hospital Substitute Treatment programs (HST). Acute mental health conditions can be complex and sometimes require hospitalisation, but you may be able to avoid that through our HST program. As well as mental health support from specialist nurses, you may be able to get help with personal care and home support so you can concentrate on getting well.
Read more about our Hospital Substitute Treatment program.