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A Medicare Ineligible Patient is a person who:
Yes, as the hospital is not funded for treating Medicare ineligible patients, the provision of the treatment in RCH will need to be recovered in full from the patient’s next of kin.
If you have private health insurance (or travel insurance), you may be able to recover the funds back from your insurance. We will issue you final invoice post discharge as soon as practicable, which you may be able to attain reimbursement from your health fund.
The final invoices, will include total care cost less any upfront payment that has been paid by you. Any refund will be issued as soon as practicable by the Finance Department, however should there be any shortfall, we will further invoice you for the difference.
To discuss about payment, please contact Patient Accounts at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on +613 9345 6638 (Contact person: Pat Monea).
The cost of health care at The Royal Children’s Hospital includes any Outpatient, Inpatient, Emergency, Allied Health, Theatre fees, Medical Imaging, Anaesthetic fees, Prosthetics, Pathology and Pharmacy costs.
For further information regarding costs please speak with our Patient Liaison Officers or refer to the ‘Pricing Schedule below’.
To organise payment, please contact Patient Accounts at
email@example.com or on +613 9345 6638 (Contact Person: Pat Monea).
When you come to hospital you will need to provide us with:
For a guide to the cost of treatment for Medicare ineligible patients who reside in Australia please see attached ‘Pricing Schedule’ below: (Pricing is valid as of May 2017).
Persons who are admitted as an inpatient will be required to pay for their hospital treatment based on full cost recovery. This includes (but is not limited to):
The following daily accommodation fee applies for each inpatient admission:
Accommodation Fee Type
Single Day Admission
Overnight Admission (per night)
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Bed (per night)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Bed (per night)
Hospital In The Home (per day)
Where accounts are not paid by the due date, all costs incurred by The Royal Children’s Hospital in relation to the collection of monies will be passed on to the patient.
To find out more about your level of cover please contact our Patient Liaison Officers (+613 9345 5577) or Patient Accounts (+613 9345 6638) who can assist and discuss the costs of your care with you.