Private Health Funds
The Skin Cancer Day Surgery has contracts with most major Health Funds. Patients that have a current Health Fund membership may or may not be fully covered for the hospital admission. The out of pocket costs for a hospital admission is dependent upon the level of health insurance cover an individual holds.
Our dedicated team at SCDS will complete a hospital eligibility check with your health fund and advise you if you have any policy excess, co- payments or any out of pocket expenses prior to your day hospital visit. If your health fund is not contracted by Skin Cancer Day Surgery or if you do not have private health insurance then an out of pocket expense will be incurred and you will be notified prior to your visit. All hospital related out of pocket expenses are to be paid in full to the Skin Cancer Day Surgery on the day of hospital admission prior to the procedure.
Please feel free to contact the team on (03) 9888 3590 to enquire about whether the SCDS has a contract with your chosen Health Fund.
Recent changes to legislation has resulted in Health Care Card holders no longer being covered for Ambulance transport to and from Private Hospital facilities. Patients that require Ambulance transport must pay for this transport themselves or be an Ambulance subscriber.