Mitcham Private Hospital has agreements with most health funds, minimising up-front, and out-of-pocket expenses for members. If your level of cover specifies that an excess or co-payment is payable, then you will be required to pay this on admission.
Staff are also happy to discuss out-of-pocket expenses if you are considering having your baby at Mitcham Private Hospital and do not contribute to a Private Health Fund (Self-funded Maternity Care Package)
If you are at present covered by single health insurance, you are strongly advised to consider transferring to family cover at least three months before your expected date of delivery. The majority of health funds do not automatically cover your baby if there is a problem requiring neonatal care, unless family insurance had been in effect for a minimum of three months.
If you elect to remain on single cover, and your baby is unwell and requires admission to our Special Care Nursery, you will be required to pay all costs associated with your baby’s admission.
If you are expecting a multiple birth, you will definitely need family cover, as a 2nd or subsequent birth is considered a qualified admission into the nursery.
We strongly recommend that you contact your health fund regarding your coverage to ensure you are not faced with unexpected expenses.
Mitcham Private Hospital will submit your hospital claim to your health fund on your behalf; however you will remain responsible for submission of all other accounts (e.g. Doctor’s fees, Pathology, Radiology, Pharmacy etc).
On admission, a compulsory $25 fee is payable to cover the cost of incidentals.
If you have any queries regarding costs in relation to your upcoming admission, please contact the Ward Clerk during business hours on (03) 9210 3111.
|Ward Clerk Hours
|Monday to Friday
||7 am to 3 pm
||7 am to midday