Hospital Fees and Insurance

Hospital Fees and InsuranceIf you are an Australian resident, you are eligible to receive free health care regardless of your financial situation. However, if you are not a resident of Australia, you will have to pay the full cost of your health care before you are admitted to Fairfield Hospital or as soon after as is practical. This payment can be made either in cash or by credit card.

If you are claiming your health care under compensation insurance such as Motor Vehicle Accident or Workers Compensation, you will need to choose whether you are admitted to hospital as a private (chargeable) or hospital (non-chargeable) patient. This will determine the costs you will be charged in the event that your insurance claim is unsuccessful.

For more information regarding Fairfield Hospital fees and charges, please contact the Private Patient Officers on 02 9616 8233.

Private Patients

Patients who use their health insurance directly help Fairfield Hospital. Money received from private health funds is given directly to the hospital to assist in providing services to all patients as well as to advance medical services and professional training.

Benefits of using Private Health Insurance

  • Waive excess payments for admissions through Emergency Department
  • No out of pocket expenses for Emergency Department admissions and most elective procedures (please contact the Private Patient Officers to confirm)
  • Simplified billing
  • Choice of doctor; provided they work at Fairfield Hospital.
  • Free car parking pass for one nominated visitor
  • Free daily newspaper
  • Free TV rental
  • Preferential access to a private room

You may decide to use your Private Health Insurance before, during or after your stay in hospital. As a private patient, all co-payments and excess fees will be waived if you enter the hospital through the Emergency Department.

Should any further costs be incurred, the Private Patient Officer will discuss these fees with you. All claims to Medicare and your health fund will be processed automatically on your behalf. Hospital Admissions and Ward Clerical staff can assist you with any further enquiries you may have.

For more information in regards to using Private Health Insurance at Fairfield Hospital, please contact the Private Patient Officer on 02 9616 8233.


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