Asylum seekers/Refugees are provided with free medical care (including emergency and elective care) pathology, diagnostic and pharmaceutical services in Victorian hospitals. Asylum seekers/Refugees will need to produce supporting documentation confirming their status as an asylum seeker.
If documentation is not provided, there will be an expectation to pay for all associated medical costs. When documents are presented to the Patient Liaison Officer, associated fees can be waived.
All overseas visitors that are not covered under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement or are not an asylum seeker/refugee will be treated as a Medicare Ineligible Patient and as such will be required to pay costs incurred for all medical treatment whilst at Wonthaggi hospital.
Wonthaggi hospital requires upfront payment of these fees prior to your attendance at outpatient clinics or the Emergency department.
You will also be asked to provide the following information:
*The fees above do not include additional costs for surgically implanted prosthesis, anesthetist fees, diagnostic services (pathology, radiology, ultrasounds fees) and/or pharmaceuticals. The patient is responsible for these additional costs.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Patient Liaison Officer on (03) 5671 3108 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Bass Coast Health acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Many of Bass Coast Health programs are supported by funding from the Commonwealth and State Government.