Patient Services Team
Phone: +61 (03) 5722 5254
35-47 Green Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677
Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Northeast Health Wangaratta is part of the Victorian public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare arrangements. lf you are not eligible for Medicare benefits and do not have a Medicare card, you will be required to pay for all hospital services and treatment. This includes treatment in the Emergency Department, Inpatient Care and Accommodation and any outpatient services. Northeast Health Wangaratta requires payment of fees prior to treatment. The only exceptions are visitors who meet one of the following classifications:
Reciprocal Rights resident of a country that has reciprocal rights with Australia
The Australian Government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the governments of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Slovenia, Malta* and Italy*.
*Visitors from Malta and Italy are covered for Medicare for a period of six months from date of arrival in Australia.
These agreements may entitle a visitor to limited health services for medically necessary treatments whilst visiting Australia.
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Asylum Seekers and Refugees will need to produce appropriate documents to confirm their status from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or a recognised asylum support agency, eg: Red Cross.
Without documentation, payment will be expected for all medical costs but can be reviewed once documents are presented.
Diagnostic charges will be raised and payable to radiology and pathology service providers. Details of costs can be obtained from the respective service provider and will require payment on the day of service.
Emergency, Inpatient and Outpatient Fees
Emergency and Outpatient fees*
|Outpatient clinic (per consultation)||$140|
Inpatient fees per night/day*
|Acute Same Day||$1,600|
|Short Stay Overnight||$2,500|
|Short Stay Same Day||$ 1,600|
|Intensive Care Overnight||$6,000|
|Intensive Care (5+ days)||$4,500|
|Rehab Program 2||$2,500|
|Hospital in the Home (HITH)||$500|
|Prosthesis fee||Cost provided per procedure|
|Medical fees: including pharmacy, specialists, anaesthetic etc…||Cost provided per procedure|
* Fees effective from 1st October 2021 and subject to change – request an up to date quote prior to your attendance or admission
Maternity Care Fees
Maternity care charges are available separate to these rates. Maternity patients can be covered by health insurance or obtain rates for Medicare Ineligible maternity and baby admission by contacting the Patient Services team +61 (03) 5722 5254
You will be required to provide the following information:
- Your passport
- Contact information whilst in Australia
- Health insurance details if applicable
- Your bank details if selecting an Obstetrics