At Fiona Stanley Hospital, we are committed to providing a high standard of care and treatment to every patient. If you have private health insurance you can choose to be treated as either a public or private patient.
Using private health insurance can help to make your stay a little more comfortable and will directly help Fiona Stanley Hospital. The vast majority of patients who use their private health insurance do not pay anything for their treatment.
Regardless of financial status, all patients receive the same quality of treatment and range of services. However, there are additional benefits for patients choosing to use their private health insurance. As a private patient, you will receive complimentary:
A private patient with appropriate hospital cover has no out of pocket expenses for their hospital stay and procedures (e.g. hospital accommodation, prosthetics, pathology, radiology, ICU, theatre fees, pharmaceuticals, etc).
Your specialist doctor/consultant will provide medical care at no out-of-pocket expense unless he or she advises you differently. You should discuss the cost directly with your specialist.
As a private patient, you can request a single room. We trust you understand that priority is given to patients according to medically-assessed special needs.
The money from your private health fund is given directly to the hospital. It can be used to purchase hospital equipment, help maintain facilities and enhance the patient experience.
Emergency Department admission
If you are admitted as a private patient via the Emergency Department, you will not be charged for your hospital stay and procedures.
When you use your private health insurance you will have no out of pocket expenses, including any additional expenses or costs associated with pathology, radiology and pharmaceutical requirements.
As an Emergency Department patient, you can advise the admissions clerks whether you would like to use your private health insurance.
Elective surgery admission
If you use your private health insurance, you will be able to choose the doctor who will provide your treatment in most cases. However, there may be instances where your preferred doctor is unavailable and another suitably qualified doctor will provide your treatment.
The specialist doctor you have chosen will provide medical care at no out of pocket expense unless he or she advises you differently. You should discuss any potential medical service charges directly with your doctor.
As an elective surgery patient you can opt to use your private health insurance at any stage during your admission process – from the time you are referred through to the day you are admitted to the hospital, and in some cases while you are in the hospital after your treatment has commenced.
Here to help
For more information about your level of health fund coverage and for advice about your options please speak to a Compensable Patient Liaison Officer.
Compensable Patient Liaison Officer
Phone: (08) 6152 3710
The information on this page can also be viewed in our Private insurance information brochure (PDF 1MB).