Emergency Department Fees
At WA’s only private Emergency Department, you can be seen and treated sooner by senior doctors for $295. A small price to pay for clinical expertise and compassionate care.
If you arrive via ambulance this fee will be waived, although you may incur ambulance fees depending on your level of private health insurance. You will need to contact your insurer for more details.
We will bill Medicare directly for doctors’ procedures and consultations with you.
What will my visit cost?
Our Emergency Department Triage Fee is $295 which covers your triage assessment, nursing care and all medications used during your emergency visit. This fee is not covered by Private Health Insurance or Medicare. We bill Medicare directly for doctors’ procedures and consultations in the Emergency Department so there is no additional fee for patients.
- We will request payment of the Triage Fee prior to leaving. Payment can be made via cash, credit card or EFTPOS.
- If you return to our Emergency Department for review within 14 days because your existing condition is not improving or has worsened you will pay a reduced Triage Fee of $100.
- A reduced Triage Fee of up to $150 may apply if you use our nursing services and do not see a doctor or nurse practitioner.
- If you are not covered by Medicare (for example if you are an overseas visitor) the Triage Fee is $425 for an initial visit and $100 for any subsequent visits.
Radiology Fees – SKG
You may receive a separate invoice for radiology fees from SKG Radiology where your out of pocket balance will be capped at $275.
Pathology Fees - Australian Clinical Labs (ACL)
You may receive a separate invoice for radiology fees from Australian Clinical Labs where your out of pocket balance will be capped at $150.
If you would like more information, our Emergency Department ward clerk will be happy to answer your queries. please call (08) 9438 9100.
Other fees - X-ray, pathology (blood tests), crutches
Fees for services such as X-rays, pathology (blood tests) and walking aids usually incur additional out-of-pocket costs. The service provider will send you an additional account for these services.
You may be able to claim some fees for diagnostic services (blood tests and X-rays) from Medicare.
Do I have to pay for ambulance transfers?
If we are not able to admit you into our hospital or specialised treatment is needed, you may need to be transferred to another facility by ambulance.
You will be charged by the ambulance service for this transfer. If you have private health insurance, you may be covered for ambulance transfer between hospitals. Ambulance transfer is not covered by Medicare, a Healthcare card, Pharmaceutical or Pensioner Benefit Card.