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Private Patients at Northern Health

Northern Health is part of Australia's public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare arrangements. All patients that are admitted to Northern Health are asked to choose whether they wish to use their Private Health Insurance or be admitted as a public patient.


Am I able to use my private health insurance?

You can elect to be admitted as either a public or private patient in a public hospital. Northern Health will waiver any excess payment that you would normally be expected to make. Medicare and your health fund payments will be accepted as full payment.

Choosing to use your private health insurance at Northern Health assists us to provide continuous improvements in patient care to Northern Health community.

All patients requiring medical care will be prioritised based on clinical needs, and single room accommodation will also be allocated based on clinical need.

As a private inpatient payment from your health fund will be accepted as the full settlement of the account. Pharmacy charges at discharge are paid by both public and private patients.

If you would like more information about using your insurance please ask for our brochure Your Guide to Using Private Health Insurance at Northern Health or contact our Patient Liaison Officers who are available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4pm on 8405 2065.

Northern Health follows the fees and guidelines set and published by the Department of Health.


Further information

Revenue Services: 8405 2065