New arrivals will be glad to know that the standard of healthcare in Brisbane is excellent, and that residents here are covered by a universal healthcare programme called Medicare. The city has a range of well-equipped private and public facilities with highly trained staff.
There is also no shortage of pharmacies in Brisbane. Most are very well stocked and are able to order any medication that isn't readily available. Selected pharmacies are open 24/7.
Hospitals in Brisbane
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital
Address: 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane
The Prince Charles Hospital
Address: 627 Rode Rd, Chermside
Mater Private Hospital
Address: 30 Health Care Drive, Springfield Central
The Wesley Hospital
Address: 451 Coronation Drive, Auchenflower
►Learn about the Australian medical system in Healthcare in Australia
"The healthcare system here to be fantastic. We choose to pay for private health insurance but much of our experience has been with the state system and it has been really fast and efficient. We can always get an appointment to see a GP, and we can get after-hours doctors to come to our home. Since we’ve been here we’ve had X-rays, MRI scans and optical appointments – all for free." Learn more about what life is like in Brisbane in our interview with British expat Karen.
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Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
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