Private patients

Rockingham General Hospital is committed to providing a high standard of care and treatment to every patient. Patients with private health insurance have the choice to be treated as either a public or private patient.

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:

  • television rental
  • daily newspapers
  • visitor meal vouchers
  • toiletries pack.

Emergency Department admission

You will not be charged anything for your hospital stay.

A private patient with hospital cover has no out of pocket expenses for their hospital accommodation and pathology.

Radiology and doctor’s fees are billed independently. You will need to discuss these fees with them directly.

As an Emergency Department patient, you can advise the hospital ward or Emergency Department admissions clerks whether you would like to use your private health insurance.

Elective Surgery admission

In most cases you are able to choose the doctor who is to provide your treatment; however, there may be instances where your preferred doctor is unavailable and a 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.

Private rooms

As a private patient you may request and will have preferential access to a single room; however we cannot guarantee single room availability at the time of your admission as priority is given to patients according to medically-assessed clinical needs.

Our hospital

The money received from your private health fund is given directly to the hospital. It is used to purchase hospital equipment, help maintain facilities and enhance the patient experience.

Contact us

Private Patient Liaison Officer
Telephone: 9599 4325

Operating hours

8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday