North Eastern Community Hospital has negotiated with major Health Funds to ensure hospital charges are paid for by the relevant fund EXCEPT where you have made a particular personal choice in your level of cover e.g. as in “Excess” payments. Please ensure that you contact your Medical Fund PRIOR to your surgery so that you are fully aware of any “Excess” payments you will be required to pay.
All Worker’s Compensation patients must have their “Letter Approving the Procedure” from their Work Cover provider attached to their Admission Form prior to admission.
Veteran Affair’s patients require a “Letter of Approval” from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs authorising their surgery PRIOR to admission. This letter is sent directly to the hospital from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs with a copy also sent to the patient and Doctor.
If you are not privately insured, you will be asked to pay the estimated cost of hospitalisation on admission. For your convenience, we accept cash, online payment, EFTPOS and credit card payments (excluding Diners and AMEX). If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ring 08 8366 8111 (8.00 am – 8.00 pm).
All Doctors’ fees and diagnostic services (e.g. x-ray and pathology) will be billed separately. Any amount outstanding such as an excess or co-payment is payable on admission. Please contact your health fund in order to confirm the level of your private health insurance cover.
You may also receive separate accounts for the following areas:
- Pharmacy (Non admission related drugs).
- Assistant surgeon and anaesthetist.
If you are not privately insured, you will be asked to pay the estimated cost of hospitalisation prior to admission. It is therefore necessary to contact out-patient accounts department on telephone 08 8366 8111 (9.00 am – 4.30 pm) for an estimate of fees and charges prior to your admission date. All estimates provided by North Eastern Community Hospital are based on item numbers and length of stay as indicated by your doctor prior to admission. Please note that in the event of unforseen complications or variations from the proposed treatments, costs may vary. For your convenience, we accept cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments (excluding Diners and AMEX). If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call 08 8366 8111 between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm.
For uninsured maternity patients, we have a lay-by system and part payments can be made at regular intervals prior to admission. You will be required to pay the remainder of your fees on discharge.
Patient Payment Plans
Patient Payment Plans available from Medi Credit.
Specifically designed for patients having medical treatments.
- Payment plans up to $70,000
- Plans up to 84 months to suit every budget
- No-stress – the whole process is managed privately by our consultants
- No upfront fees
- Over the phone transfer
- Fast efficient approvals, simply apply online
Visit the Medi Credit website to find out more about their payment plans.
To go directly to the Medi Credit application and apply click here.