Information for Private Patients

Depending on the level of cover that you have and other conditions such as waiting periods and excess, your Private Health Fund will cover part or all of the cost incurred as a private patient.

We recommend that you contact your Private Health Fund to make sure you understand what applies in your particular case.

Questions you may want to ask your private health fund

  • Do I have an excess? If so, how much is it?
  • Do I have a co-payment? If so, how much is it?
  • Is there a waiting period for my proposed/scheduled surgery or procedure?
  • What exactly is covered under my policy and what is exempted?


Out of Pocket Expenses:

Depending on the level of health insurance cover that you have, your Private Health Fund will cover all or part of the costs involved. If you have an excess or if your policy won’t cover the full cost, Seymour Health may cover all out-of-pocket expenses for private patients.

No out-of-pocket private expenses is not applicable to those procedures excluded by your health fund.

We recommend that you contact your Health Fund in advance to check what applies in your particular case.

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Dental or non-insured admissions

All patients admitted for dental or non-insured procedures are admitted as private patients.

The hospital bed fee is payable prior to your admission to the hospital on the day of the procedure.  Patients with private health insurance may claim this bed fee directly with their health insurance provider after discharge. 

You will receive an account from your surgeon and another one from your anaesthetist.  The surgeon and the anaesthetist fees are private and not administered by the hospital. Some surgeons and anaesthetists may request full or part payment of their account prior to the procedure. We recommend that you check with your surgeon.

The anaesthetist account is partially rebated by Medicare.

Depending on the level of cover, patients with private health insurance may be entitled to receive some rebate for the surgeon’s fee and/or other fees. We recommend that you check with your private health care insurance fund.

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