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Paying for your bill

 

If you need to pay your hospital bill, simply go to the Cashier on level 3D, which is located inside the main entrance area.

Payments can be made using cash, EFTPOS, cheque or money order. Visa and MasterCard credit card payments are also accepted.

Who pays for our services?

The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is part of Australia's public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare arrangements.

You can choose to be admitted as either a public or private patient within a public hospital.

In addition to providing care to public and private patients, the RAH also provides care to:

  • Motor Accident Commission, WorkCover and Veteran’s Affairs patients
  • patients without a Medicare card
  • patients from countries with reciprocal rights
  • asylum seekers and refugees.

Public patients

Public patients do not need pay for hospital services.

Private patients

Private patients do not need to pay for hospital services. These costs are covered by their private health insurance, subject to the terms of their health insurance policy.

Motor Accident Commission, ReturnToWorkSA and Veteran’s Affairs patients

Motor Accident Commission, ReturnToWorkSA and Veterans’ Affairs patients do not need to pay for hospital services. These costs are covered by the third party providers.

Patients without a Medicare card

Patients without a Medicare card (or Medicare Ineligible Patients) need to pay for hospital services.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate and appropriate health insurance cover or adequate money to cover the cost of your health care.

Patients from countries with reciprocal rights

Patients from countries with reciprocal rights are treated like public patients and do not need to pay for hospital services.

Asylum seekers & refugees

Asylum seekers and refugees are treated like public patients and do not need to pay for hospital services.

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