Is there an out of pocket expense for operations performed in a private hospital?

In the vast majority of cases there are no additional out of pocket surgical expenses, with the exception of elective circumcision. Many health insurance companies waive the policy excess for children having surgery, however, you will need to speak with your insurer to determine these costs.

There is usually an out of pocket fee from the anaesthetist, you will be given the details of the anaesthetist at the time of booking your child’s procedure. Please feel free to contact the anaesthetist to discuss your child’s health and learn the fee associated with the procedure.

Where a specimen is sent to a pathologist for assessment, you will receive an invoice for this as well.