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- Benefits of private health care
Unlock more benefits with your private health insurance at Burwood
Unlock the benefits
Choosing to use your private health insurance to become a patient at our private hospital gives you access to:
- short wait time for care
- your psychiatrist of choice
- compassionate private hospital mental health care.
Short wait time for care
When you are seeking mental health care, you don’t want to wait for treatment. Our private hospital offers short waiting times for mental health care.
Did you know? If you have basic hospital cover with your health insurer, you can contact your insurer to update your cover to include psychiatric care and you won’t have any waiting periods to access care.
If are looking for ongoing management for your mental health care or are planning a change to your treatment, we also offer you the flexibility to receive care at a time that suits your lifestyle.
Your psychiatrist of choice
Your emotional wellbeing is one of the most important aspects of your health and it is important that you are able to build a relationship and trust with your psychiatrist to get the right care to suit your needs.
As a private hospital patient, you can choose your psychiatrist to suit your needs and preferences.
Our specialists are among the most experienced in Australia and are leaders in their fields. You can find a psychiatrist to suit your needs by searching for one of our leading specialists.
Compassionate private care, close to home
Our private hospital provides comprehensive and holistic mental health care services in a calming and tranquil environment.
Particularly important to our mental health care are our Values of Hospitality, Compassion, Respect, Justice and Excellence that guide our treatments and services for all.
Why choose St John of God Burwood Hospital?
When you choose to receive your care at St John of God Burwood Hospital, you get access to:
- recovery focused and strengths based mental health care
- mental health care which is provided by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team which includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and nursing caregivers
- some of the most experienced mental health specialists in Australia
- psychiatrists who speak foreign languages such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese and Korean. You can find a psychiatrist to suit your needs by searching for one of our leading specialists.
We offer the only specialist inpatient program for perinatal mood disorders in NSW for mothers, partners and their babies up to 12 months of age through the Mother and Baby Unit. We also offer inpatient and outpatient care for all general mental health disorders, with access to treatments such as ECT and TMS.
Our commitment to caring for your health and wellbeing continues post discharge through comprehensive discharge planning and follow up care.
Hear from our patients
Our patients regularly tell us why they choose to be cared for at St John of God Burwood Hospital and rate their experience with us. We also receive ongoing feedback through patient surveys.
“Best 3 weeks in my life. The feeling of safety, non-judgmental support. Comradery was superb. The whole experience was fabulous.”
“Thank you for providing such a clean, caring and safe environment. The nursing staff have supported me with professionalism and such compassion. They are a fantastic team. I love the groups and can't speak highly enough of the teams guidance, perseverance and empathy.”
“The nursing staff have been very supportive. The accommodation have been very comfortable and the course provided for D&A was very thorough and helpful. Food and servers were great. Pharmacist and dietitian were very informative.”
“Overall, it was a kind and supportive environment. It helped me to stabilise, gain valuable skills and build solid foundation to return home and not only help me to cope but thrive.”
“The sessions were conducted with professionalism and a sense of care that I loved. The admitting nurse was very caring and continued that throughout my stay. She gave me some sound no nonsense advise and made me smile.”
"The hospital gave my life back."
"My treating psychiatrist was amazing. Finally I found a psychiatrist who listened and asked what I wanted out of my stay."
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