FINANCIAL AND HOSPITAL INFORMATION

Patients can elect the following options for their surgery:

 

PUBLIC PATIENTS IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL

  • there is no cost to you as the procedure is fully covered by Medicare

  • you will be placed on the public hospital waiting list based on clinical priority and your surgery will be performed by the surgical team, supervised by Professor Delbridge

 

PRIVATE PATIENTS IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL

  • if you have private health insurance there will be no cost as the procedure will be directly billed to your health fund

  • if you do not have health insurance you will have to pay for the hospital stay and for 25% of the medical costs – for an estimate of costs please email the office

  • you will still have to be placed on the public hospital waiting list based on clinical priority but your surgery will be performed by Professor Delbridge

 

PRIVATE PATIENTS IN A PRIVATE HOSPITAL

  • if you have health insurance then your Health fund will cover the hospital and theatre charges other than any excess on your policy

  • there may be a further “gap” payable for any medical fees including the surgeon, assistant surgeon, anaesthetist and pathologist. These are generally set in between the level recommended by the AMA and the Medicare Schedule of fees - for an estimate of costs please email the office

  • for pensioners, health professional, and patients who would have difficulty meeting the “gap” for  financial reasons, direct billing of your health fund is available - for more information please email  the office 

  • if you do not have health insurance you will have to pay for the hospital stay, theatre charges and for 25% of the medical costs – for an estimate of costs please email the office

  • there is no waiting list for private hospitals and your surgery will be performed by Professor Delbridge