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- Benefits of private health care
Unlock more benefits with your private health insurance at Richmond
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 Richmond Hospital?
When you choose to receive your care at St John of God Richmond Hospital, you get access to:
- a range of mental health services and care provided by a multidisciplinary team
- treatment beyond crisis care with potential for ongoing relationships (inpatient to day programs) throughout the continuum of care
- a range of benefits to help make your stay in hospital as pleasant and as comfortable as possible
- a dedicated specialist Trauma/PTSD Unit, which also gives you access to our experienced treating team
- the forefront of research, integrated into clinical practice.
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 Richmond Hospital:
“Thank you to the psychologists and staff without whom the process of moving forward would have been difficult if not impossible.”
“I feel that when dealing with anxiety and depression having a place like St John of God Richmond Hospital to reflect, heal and recover from life’s trauma has been crucial in my journey. The beautiful gardens allow you to spend time reflecting in solitude and floating in the pool has helped me to better manage my anxiety. Coupled with the very friendly staff from the nurses to the gardeners to the management team, St John of God provides a holistic treatment.”
“During the times that I was at my lowest, St John of God Richmond Hospital and especially the psychiatrists and ECT programs have greatly helped me to get to a better place.”
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