Mater Private Emergency Care Centre

Mater Private Emergency Care Centre is an autonomous fee-for-service emergency centre run by experienced emergency medical practitioners and qualified emergency nursing staff for patients with emergency conditions requiring assessment and treatment.

We are dedicated to providing high quality emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The services we offer complement, but do not replace, the care provided by general practitioners (GPs) or specialists.

With 95 per cent of patients receiving treatment within 30 minutes, the Mater Private Emergency Care Centre is there to treat patients with exceptional care—fast. You can self-present or be referred to the centre by your GP or other medical specialist.

On arrival you will be greeted by one of our reception staff who will organise for an experienced registered nurse to triage you.

Please ensure to inform them of any allergies, past health problems or current medications taken that may help us with your care. This will assist us in treating you in the order of your clinical urgency.

Our centre is fully equipped to triage all paediatric and adult patients with access to onsite specialists, X-ray, Mater Private CardioVascular Unit, pathology and if necessary admission to hospital for further tests or a procedure in theatre.

Mater Private Emergency Care Centre and CardioVascular Unit are also closely linked to Mater Private Coronary Care Unit providing a level of care that is second to none for people with cardiac and vascular related illness.

Fees

The fee for receiving treatment at Mater Private Emergency Care Centre includes an out-of-pocket expense which will not be refunded by Medicare or health funds.

Payment is required on the day of consultation and the fee will vary depending on the length and time of the consultation. The relevant fees will be explained more in detail on arrival. Most accounts contain a portion that can be claimed back from Medicare.

Other items including medication, consumables and medical aides, such as crutches are charged at cost, in addition to consultation fees.

Fees associated with pathology and radiology may also contain an out-of-pocket expense as these services are provided by independent, external providers which will invoice their fees separately.

Discharge

On discharge your doctor will advise you about your follow-up care which may include scripts, referral to a specialist or request for further tests. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or further information.

GPs and Queensland Ambulance Service priority hotline

GPs and the Queensland Ambulance Service, requiring immediate advice and assistance for patients, can telephone MPECC and speak directly with a senior doctor via a dedicated hotline (07 3163 1030) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact details

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mater Private Hospital Brisbane
301 Vulture Street, South Brisbane
Telephone: 07 3163 1000