This is treatment which does not normally require a patient to occupy a hospital bed. Note 1 details the benefits payable for out-patient treatment only. If you are having treatment and you are not sure which benefit applies, please call us and we will be happy to help.
We pay for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) when recommended by your consultant or family doctor.
Once cancer is diagnosed, we pay fees that are related specifically to planning and carrying out treatment for cancer. This includes tests, scans, consultations and drugs (such as cytotoxic drugs or chemotherapy).
When the acute phase of cancer treatment (by which we mean surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy) has been completed, we will continue to pay this under benefit 1a for all cancer treatment specifically related to the original diagnosis for up to a further five years.
The five years will begin on the first out-patient consultation following completion of the acute phase of treatment.. Cover during this period includes any follow-up tests, scans and consultations you may require. It also includes any drugs that may be required to keep the cancer in remission or to prevent relapse, for up to five years.
If your treatment needs to continue for more than five years, please contact us for pre-authorisation (see section entitled Pre-authorisation) before proceeding. It may be necessary for us to seek a second opinion as part of our pre-authorisation process.
We pay for surgical procedures to be performed under local anaesthetic by the family doctor.
We pay for family doctor treatment.
(applicable only for the Bupa Malta International Cover - Gold Option)
We pay for the cost of drugs and dressings prescribed for you by your medical practitioner for eligible treatment. We only pay for items which need a prescription.