Fees and Charges
Thank you for choosing Bunbury Day Hospital for your healthcare needs. As a private day hospital committed to providing exceptional quality outcomes, we want our patients to be well informed about the associated costs of their medical procedure. Here we explain important information about the fees and charges you may incur and the payment methods available.
Estimate of Expenses
At the time of admission, you will be asked to review and sign a financial consent form which is an estimate of expenses associated with your procedure. It is important to understand this is an estimate and sometimes additional costs can occur due to:
- Changes made by your Doctor
- Variations to your initial procedure
- Prolonged surgical time
Any balance outstanding is payable prior to, or on discharge from the hospital. For some surgeries, a pre- authorisation of your credit card is required.
Your estimate of expenses does not include:
- Anaesthetist or Surgical Assistant fees
- Pathology, Pharmacy, Imaging or X-Rays
- Prosthesis costs (eg. implants, pins, screw, polyp clips etc.) if your Doctor selects a prosthesis that attracts a gap payment
We recommend contacting these providers and your Doctor for an estimate of costs as these fees are billed separately to the hospital.
Privately Insured Patients
Bunbury Day Hospital will complete an eligibility check with your health fund two working days prior to your surgery. Please ensure you understand the type and level of health cover you have and contact your health fund to confirm you are covered for the booked procedure as sometimes waiting periods or pre-existing health conditions can impact a patient’s coverage.
- If there is a gap, co-payment or excess payable we will contact you to advise the outstanding amount and this will be payable on the day of your procedure.
- The amount payable is what you have agreed to with your health fund; we have no control over this cost and whether it will arise.
If Bunbury Day Hospital has an agreement with your health fund, the balance of the account is sent directly to your health fund on your behalf.
Please note: Other accounts such as your treating doctor, anaesthetist and pathology will be billed separately to your hospital cost.
Private Insurance FAQ’S
Patients without private health insurance are welcome at Bunbury Day Hospital. You will be provided with a fee estimate prior to surgery. To proceed with your operation, all fees must be paid on the day of your admission.
Our preferred method of payment is EFTPOS or credit card, however we also accept cash and cheques. If you are transferring the funds electronically (EFT), ensure you allow sufficient time for the funds to clear at least 48 hours before your procedure.
Please note: We do not accept Amex or Diners.
DVA Gold or White Card, Australian Defence Fund (ADF)
Bunbury Day Hospital is able to provide day procedure services to entitled persons without the need for your Doctor to obtain prior financial authorisation. All accounts are sent directly to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Please contact your Doctor or our hospital to confirm your work cover claim has been approved before your admission.