Insurance & Accounts

Maitland Private Hospital has agreements with major health insurance funds. Under these agreements, you are not required to pay the portion of your account that is covered by your health fund, as we will claim these benefits on your behalf.

We also accept patients from health funds with whom we don’t have agreements, but you will (or may) be required to pay an estimate of all expenses on or prior to admission.

Insurance Verification

We undertake a health fund check for all patients prior to admission. We can also provide an estimate of expenses you will incur for your hospital stay.

You may find your health fund does not fully cover your stay and that an out of pocket balance may occur. Estimated out of pocket expenses are payable on admission.

We encourage you to check with your health fund to ensure that you are covered prior to your admission to hospital.

Self-Insured Patients

Patients without private health insurance may choose to self-insure.

Estimates are available from our staff for a variety of procedures and treatments.

Self-insured patients are required to pay the estimated hospital account at time of admission.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) patients will have their account sent directly to the DVA for payment. DVA patients are responsible for calls made to mobile, long distance (STD) and international (ISD) numbers. Local calls are free.

See DVA for information about DVA services at Maitland Private hospital.

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation patients need to make arrangements to have their claim approved prior to admission.

Other Charges

After you leave hospital, you may receive bills for other charges incurred during your stay that are not the responsibility of the hospital. They are therefore charged separately, and may include fees relating to:

  • Your treating doctor
  • Anaesthesia
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Allied health