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A Betoota Heights medical receptionist was forced to ask twice who a local man’s health insurer was after he replied “Qantas”.

“You mean like the airline?” said Wendy Daniels of Green Street Physiotherapy.

The man on the other end of the line confirmed.


Oscar White told The Advocate this afternoon that he’s used to having to repeat himself when making appointments. He moved over to Qantas Health to collect a hundred or so thousand points, which he hopes to use to upgrade himself to business class when he holidays in Hawaii next year.

The 31-year-old recounted a discussion he had two months ago with the receptionist at the dentist.

“The receptionist said, ‘Qantas? Are you fucked in the head, mate? I have you down here with Medibank Private’ and I had to go through the whole rigmarole of explaining I’d moved health insurers to get some magic points with an airline and she just laughed,” he said.

“I mean, she makes a good point but I’ve got half a million points saved up.”

Wendy from Green Street Physiotherapy again laughed when our reporter phoned the practice a short time ago to confirm the story.

“Yes, can you believe Qantas does health insurance now? What next? Car insurance?” she said.

“It’s one thing to offer it, it’s another to take them up on it. I can’t take him seriously.”

However, in an interesting twist of fate, Oscar explained that during an early date with his now fiance, Kendall Hazelton, the topic of who his health care provided randomly came up.

“I kind of sheepishly said I was getting an odd reaction from health care providers for having Qantas Health Insurance and her eyes kind of widened. I was expecting her to laugh at me,” he added.

“Turns out, she was getting the same reaction for having her mortgage with Qantas Home Loans [laughs] Kendall even insured her late model Hyundai with Qantas Car Insurance. We both laughed but we know then and there that both of us had found our soulmate.”

More to come.


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