Insurance & Accounts

Private Health Insurance

We will verify your insurance prior to your admission.

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.

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.

Self-Insured Patients

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

Estimates are available from our office 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 Lingard 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 aren’t 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
  • Prostheses
  • Telephone calls to mobile, long distance (STD) and international (ISD) numbers