SERVICES PROVIDED TO MEDICARE INELIGIBLE PATIENTS

Health services are required to set fees for patients who are not covered by Medicare, including overseas patients.  Some overseas patients are entitled to financial assistance because of Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (evidence of which will be required).

The following table provides a guide to average costs per day/per encounter for services provided to Medicare ineligible patients.  Please note that this is a guideline only, and that fees charged to Medicare ineligible patients will be determined at time of treatment.

Accommodation charges

Same day - shared ward - $359 per day
Overnight (multi-day) - shared ward - $717 per day
Urgent Care Centre - $418 per day

Outpatients

Medical - $357 per encounter
Allied Health - $162 per encounter
Postnatal care - $90 per hour