We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
Hospital charges can include accommodation, use of theatre, prostheses and essential pharmacy items for your child’s care. These charges can vary depending on treatment required, length of stay, prostheses provided, accommodation category and individual private health insurance contracts.
Hospital costs do not include non-hospital or medical provider costs such as your child’s doctor, anaesthetist, pathology and X-rays. Additional charges may also include physiotherapy and the hire of physical aids.
If you have any questions about hospital fees and charges, including medications, please contact your health fund insurer directly to discuss any out-of-pocket expenses prior to the admission of your child.
All known hospital costs (other than those covered by contracted insurers) are payable on admission. They may be paid in cash (Australian dollars), by most credit cards, money orders or travellers cheques. The hospital also has EFTPOS facilities; however, it is a no cash-out service.
Listed below are the different forms of cover patients may use when they are admitted to hospital. Please read the one that is applicable to you. If you have any questions about hospital accounts please contact our staff on telephone 07 3163 2489 or 07 3163 2468 between 8 am and 5 pm weekdays (excluding public holidays).
Important questions to ask your health fund are:
Close to your child’s admission day you will be contacted by our staff who will confirm all your details. At this time, you will be given an estimate of the portion of hospital costs, which are your responsibility.
It is a requirement of admission that any known health insurance gaps as mentioned above are paid on admission. Should any additional costs arise because of your child’s stay in hospital, such as additional co-payments or medicines, you are required to pay these prior to, or on, discharge from the hospital.
Once you have been discharged, our Patient Accounts Team will send an account, in accordance with our private health insurer contract, directly to them for assessment. If your claim for hospital benefits requires any further documentation prior to submission or assessment by your insurer we ask that you comply and return to us as soon as possible.
If you are self-funded (paying the whole hospital account yourself), you will need to contact Mater Children’s Private Brisbane staff to discuss hospital costs once you have discussed your child’s hospital admission with your doctor.