To make sure that you are adequately covered for treatment in a private hospital, we suggest you:
- Check your policy statement from your health insurer and make sure that you understand any restrictions, waiting periods or exclusions that apply to your policy.
- Contact your private health fund with any questions, to confirm your level of cover and if there is an excess or co-payment on your policy.
- Discuss with your doctor if you are unsure which services you may need cover for.
NOTE: If you only have singles or couples health insurance cover at the time of your delivery, it is most likely that your baby will not be covered by your health fund if an admission to the Special Care Nursery is required.
Admission of a baby can be very expensive and we therefore highly recommend that you upgrade to family cover early in your pregnancy. Some health funds require that you upgrade 3 months prior to your expected date of delivery.
All patients will receive a letter prior to their admission to confirm their admission and any out of pocket expenses to expect.
If you have any concerns prior to your admission, please do not hesitate to contact the hospital on (07) 4052 5232.