Rehab Choices Program

Rehab options

The rehab options available to you depends on your circumstances and needs and may include:

  • Rehab in hospital: For those whose doctor considers hospital care the most suitable and safe option, or for those who need ongoing intensive nursing care or assistance.
  • Community physiotherapist: For those who only need physiotherapy to achieve their rehab goals. If you have Bupa extras cover that includes physiotherapy, you can take advantage of Bupa’s Members First network of physiotherapy providers.
  • Rehab at home: For those who need rehab support from a range of health professionals (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing) to replace the care that would be delivered in hospital, but who would prefer the convenience of having rehab at home.

Bupa may use your hospital's health insurance eligibility check as an opportunity to contact you before your surgery to discuss your options and the advantages of home-based rehab, where this is relevant and clinically appropriate.

Why we developed this program

The primary goals of the program are to:

  • support you to take a more active role in managing your own health, and to make better informed decisions regarding your rehab options.
  • provide you with the choice of undergoing rehab in the comfort and convenience of your own home, with the appropriate level of support.

What does the program deliver?

Want to find out more?

  • If you’d like to explore your rehab options, you can call our free help line and speak to a Bupa health professional.
  • If you are a health professional (e.g. GP or orthopaedic surgeon) or practice manager, and you’d like to know how Bupa can support your patients, our Bupa health professionals are also here to help you.
  • Call 1800 817 632 Monday to Friday, 9am –5pm AEST.
  • Program eligibility, fund, policy and waiting period rules apply.
  • If you would like us to contact you about whether you may be eligible for this program, or for another Member Health Support program, please complete the Bupa TeleHealth Request a Call Form.
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Buhagiar MA et al. 2017 Effect of inpatient rehabilitation vs a monitored home-based program on mobility in patients with total knee arthroplasty. The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 317(10):1037-1046.