As a Medicare Ineligible patient, you are required to cover the costs associated with your treatment if you;
- Do not hold a valid Medicare Card
- Are not covered under a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement
- Do not have valid private health insurance cover or travel insurance.
You will be asked to provide the following as a proof of identification:
- Passport and Proof of Visa
- Local and overseas residential address, phone numbers and email address
- Health Insurance Policy Details
Presentation to Emergency Department
You will need to pay for services if you are visiting from overseas and there is no reciprocal health care agreement with the country where you are a resident. You will be charged for each medical consultation and if you need to be admitted to hospital, you may receive additional invoices from services if they are used by you e.g. surgeon, anaesthetist, prosthetics, accommodation, physiotherapists, nurses, pathology, diagnostic tests and any equipment used or provided.
The service you receive will be limited to medically necessary care unless you are able to provide one of the following:
- Health Insurance payment guarantee
- Upfront payment for the total fee estimate
- A personal guarantee or a guarantee of payment from an Australian citizen/ permanent resident whose identity is verifiable
- An agreed payment plan verified with credit card or bank account details
More information about costs is in our
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Presentation through Booked Admissions
If you hold a valid insurance, please contact your insurance at the earliest and notify them of the surgery details. Hospital requires a guarantee of payment from your insurance prior to admission date.
If you are not covered by your insurance or require further information regarding costs, please contact our Patient Liaison Officers