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. Charges can vary depending on their treatment required, length of stay, prosthetics provided, accommodation category and the type of health insurance you hold.
Hospital charges do not include non-hospital or medical provider costs such as your child’s specialist, anaesthetist, pathology and x-ray. Additional charges may also include physiotherapy and the hire of physical aids.
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 cheques.
For your convenience, an account estimate will be discussed with you before or at the end of your child’s admission, indicating anticipated out of pocket expenses for hospital charges. It is important to note this is an estimate only.
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).
If you have private health insurance please speak to your health fund prior to your child’s admission to hospital to ensure you understand your level of cover. Important questions to ask your health fund are:
If you are self-insured (paying the whole hospital account yourself), you will need to contact Mater Children’s Private Brisbane to obtain an estimate before your child’s admission. Self-insured patients are required to pay for all estimated hospital costs on admission.
To assist us in providing an accurate estimate, you need to provide as much information as possible about your child’s stay. This would include; the CMBS (procedure) numbers for your proposed theatre procedure/s, prosthetic items to be used (such as screws or mesh) and proposed length of stay. Your treating doctor can assist with this information.
Estimates provided are based on the information available at the time and are subject to change. If any aspect of your child’s stay changes due to medical necessity, for example, your doctor performs a different or modified procedure, the doctor uses additional or different prosthetics or the length and type of accommodation changes, this will affect the cost.