Self Funded Patients
Patients may be able to choose private surgical treatment even if they do not have private health insurance. Self-funded patients will be liable to pay the following:
- The gap between the Medicare benefit and any specialist’s charge
- The gap for diagnostic services (medical imaging and laboratory), however some of these services may be bulk billed to Medicare, that is no ‘gap’
- Hospital accommodation fees (bed charge)
- Surgically implanted prostheses
Essentially this means you must meet all costs of the admission yourself except those covered by Medicare. Because this practice specialises in minimally invasive surgery your hospital stay will often by same day surgery. This significantly reduces your accommodation cost. A detailed quote will provide you with the informed financial consent necessary to make this decision.
For further information about being a private patient, contact our rooms