PRIVATE PATIENT ADMISSION FEES.
Patients should be aware that opting to be treated as a Private Patient in a Public Hospital may still end up with some additional charges.
Swan Hill District Health encourages good Informed Financial Consent practice and the provision of information about medical fees to patients. Before you go into Hospital for any proposed treatment as a private patient, it’s your right to ask your doctor about his or her fees, and to find out about the fees of other doctors who might be involved in your care or any other Hospital charges.
You should ask your Health Fund about what you are covered for, and whether you will have a medical gap (out-of-pocket costs) to pay.
What is a medical gap?
A medical gap (or out-of-pocket cost) is the difference between your Doctor’s or Hospital’s fee and the combined amount of the Medicare rebate and the benefit your private health insurer will pay for a medical service.
Questions to ask your doctor about costs before you go to hospital
What you are required to do?
Should you choose to be admitted as a Private patient, you or a family member will need to check with your private health insurance fund if you are appropriately covered for any required hospital services. You will be required to pay the amount in full and seek reimbursement from your health fund. Please be aware that there will be some gap amounts not covered by your health fund when you seek reimbursement.
Below are the associated charges that may be billed to you should you chose to use your Private Health Insurance as an Inpatient at Swan Hill District Health.
|Patient Classification||Length of stay||Shared Room Rate per day||Single Room Rate per day|
|Advanced Surgical||1 – 14 days 15 + days||$673 $579||$782 $655|
|Surgical/ Obstetrics||1 – 14 days 15 + days||$657 $607||$1005 $712|
|Medical||1 – 14 days 15 + days||$649 $624||$792 $779|
|Same Day Band 1||Day procedure||$569||N/A|
|Same Day Band 2||Day procedure||$799||N/A|
|Same Day Band 3||Day procedure||$445||N/A|
|Same Day Band 4||Day procedure||$451||N/A|
Other Related Services (may be applicable):
|Type of Service||Estimate of Fee or Charge||Associated Notes|
|Anaesthetist||$400||When patient goes to theatre for a procedure.|
|Surgeon||$1000||When patient goes to theatre for a procedure.|
|Assistant Surgeon||$500||Sometimes applicable when patient goes to theatre for a procedure.|
|Devices/Implants||Varied||Sometimes applicable when patient goes to theatre for a procedure.|
|Pathology||$200||Blood tests etc. Billed by Laboratory to patient.|
|Radiology||$500||X-rays, CTs etc.|
|Inpatient doctor consults||Dependent on length of stay||Visits from your admitting doctor while in hospital.|
Should you have any further questions please speak with the Ward Clerk.
For more information go to link:
AMA – Informed Financial Consent (Assisting patients to understand their health care and its costs).
Fees incurred by Private Patients
Phone 03 5033 9300