No Private Health Insurance

If you are not in a Private Health Fund or DVA and you need surgery, you have two alternatives:

  • Go on a Waiting List at the Public Hospital, or
  • Pay for the operation yourself ("Self-Insure")

Waiting List

However, the Waiting List for operations in the Public system can be long. It is best to check with your GP regarding the situation in your local area.


An increasing number of people are choosing to "Self-Insure" or pay for their own surgery, so they don't have to wait. This is often a worthwhile investment as it means you can have your operation done straight away or whenever it suits you. This can allow you to get back to your work and sport as soon as possible.

All the private hospital fees associated with your surgery are an out-of-pocket expense, but we will assist you in obtaining an estimate of costs from the private hospital before you go ahead with your surgical procedure.

Call my practice and they will be happy to provide you with an accurate costing. A proportion of my fees and the anaesthetic fees attract a rebate from Medicare.

If you require more information, please do not hesitate to call us during office hours.