Private insurance enables patients and their families to choose their surgeon and provides access to some of the private hospitals in Melbourne that will accommodate children. These include St Vincent Private Hospital in East Melbourne, Epworth Hospital, Cabrini Hospital, and the Avenue.
In some cases, there are medical reasons which means that the Royal Children’s Hospital will be the best choice for the circumstances. However, there is no special access or accommodation available for private patients. Access to surgical care at the Royal Children’s Hospital care is prioritised according to medical need alone.
Private insurance does not cover the cost of appointments in the rooms at Victorian Orthopaedic Centre. Individual surgeons have determined their fee with regards to new patient or review consultation. All will require payment of that fee at the time of the appointment. (cash, major cards accepted).
Those patients who do not have private insurance requiring surgical treatment are advised to seek care through the Specialist clinics at the Royal Children’s Hospital. (or a more local equivalent). For more information, see Public Patients.