Payment Information

It is very important that you approach your admission to hospital well informed of the financial consequences.  Please read the following information and contact your hospital if you have any concerns or queries.

Privately Insured Patients should confirm with your health fund prior to admission the following:

  • Does my policy cover me for this procedure?
  • Do I have an “excess” payment on my insurance policy?
  • Are there any co-payments required for the day I will be in hospital?
  • Does my policy exclude some treatments, for example cardiac, orthopaedic or rehabilitation?
  • Are any prosthetic or disposable items used in the surgery not covered by my insurance?

Please note that if you have been a member of your health fund for less than 12 months your fund may not accept liability for the cost of this admission, e.g. if your condition or any symptoms of your condition existed prior to you joining your health fund.   Any excess will be required to be paid on admission.

Repatriation (DVA) Patients – Gold card holders are covered for all care.  White card holders are covered subject to approval by DVA.

WorkCover Patients – total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission unless approval for admission has been confirmed by the insurance company.

Third Party Patients – total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission unless approval for admission has been confirmed by your insurance company.

Uninsured Patients – total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be made on admission.  Please contact the hospital prior to admission for an estimate of fees and charges.  As it is an estimate only, in the event of unforeseen complications or variations from the proposed treatment, the cost may vary.

Overseas Patients – if you are insured with an overseas company, you will be asked to pay the estimated cost on admission.  Please contact the hospital prior to admission for an estimate of fees and charges.   As it is an estimate only, in the event of unforeseen complications or variations from the proposed treatment, the cost may vary.

 

What costs could I incur that will not be covered by my heath fund?

  • Pharmacy (medications required during your admission and discharge medications)
  • Pathology (e.g. blood tests)
  • Medical and allied health practitioner’s fees may be billed separately by the practitioner. Please discuss these with your doctor before your admission.  You may receive separate accounts for :
    • Surgeon
    • Anaesthetist
    • Assisting Surgeon
    • Other Consultants

 

How do I pay?

For your convenience, payment may be made by EFTPOS, Bank cheques, MasterCard, or Visa.  Pindara Day Procedure Centre does not accept Amex or Diners cards, please arrange an alternative method of payment.  BPAY is not accepted on the day of surgery and must be made at least 2 business days prior to your day of surgery.

If you have any further questions, please call Pindara Day Procedure Centre prior to your admission.