Non-Medicare and Long Stay Nursing Home Patient Fees
Fees and charges for Non-Medicare eligible patients such as international visitors, and Long Stay Nursing Home Patients
As a private patient in a public hospital you will enjoy a number of benefits and help your hospital.
A number of benefits are available to patients electing a private admission. A full list of possible benefits is listed below.
For benefits that apply to a particular hospital, please refer to the relevant hospital’s patient information brochure.
For further information please visit SA Health’s individual public hospital web pages, contact the hospital directly, or contact the hospital’s representative indicated within the selected brochure above.
Benefits may vary between hospitals.
It is our aim to provide all patients with the highest possible quality and standard of care. The income we receive from your health fund helps to improve hospital facilities, update equipment and provide staff education and training.
Medical service fees are fees that may be charged by your doctor, surgeon, anaesthetist, pathology or radiology departments.
In regional public hospitals, medical charges ‘may’ exceed the Medicare schedule rate where:
The hospital will lodge all of your claims to Medicare and your health fund on your behalf (where possible). Once hospital accounts are paid, you will receive a patient claim statement from your health fund providing details of all charges paid.
Our hospital representatives can confirm your level of health fund cover and let you know whether you are covered for your hospital stay.Please ask the hospital representative if you have any questions relating to your health fund cover or costs relating to your admission.
Yes, if you do not have private health insurance, you can still elect to be a private patient.As a self-funded patient, you will be responsible for meeting any costs incurred during your hospital stay that are not covered by Medicare.
Hospital staff are available to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to be admitted as a private patient please let our staff know.
A hospital representative will assist you to complete the necessary forms which will help you make an informed choice to be admitted as a private patient.
All you need to do is provide:
Contact the nominated hospital representative or view SA Health’s individual public hospital web pages.