Overseas patients

Fees and charges for overseas visitors and students

In Australia, overseas visitors and students are required to pay for the cost of their care. The fees and charges below apply to each overseas visitor or student attending Royal Perth Hospital, Armadale Hospital, Bentley Hospital or Kalamunda Hospital for treatment and/or surgery who does not have a valid Medicare Card and holds a non-Australian passport.

Hospital service

Fee

Emergency Department visit

$275 – up front payment

Inpatient – same day

$2,428

Inpatient – overnight

$2,586

Radiology

Outpatient and emergency – From $275
Inpatient – various fees

Pathology

Outpatient and emergency – various fees
Inpatient – various fees

Prostheses

Various fees

Outpatient visit

$275

Pharmaceuticals
 

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) drugs are charged up to a maximum of $38.80 per item and non-PBS drugs are charged at a maximum of $30.60 per item

Clinician fees, medical and surgical treatment

Medical practitioners charge at 100 per cent of the applicable item in the Australian Medical Association list of medical services


Overseas visitors or students must present a passport, insurance details and a valid credit card. Please note if you are admitted as an inpatient, the hospital may charge a deposit payment for the cost of your care.

Please note out-of-pocket expenses may still apply for overseas visitors who have insurance as your insurance may not cover all your hospital fees. It is your responsibility to follow this up with your insurer.

For inpatient enquiries, please contact the Overseas Patient Liaison Officer; email rph.oplo@health.wa.gov.au, phone 9224 3594 or mobile 0404 894 083.

For Emergency Department enquiries, please contact the ED Patient Liaison Officer; email rph.edplo@health.wa.gov.au, phone 9224 3748 or mobile 0404 894 045.

For all other billing, invoices and payment enquiries, please contact Health Service Support (HSS) directly. Email HSS.AccountsReceivable@health.wa.gov.au, phone: 1300 367 132, fax (08) 6444 5699 or post to 81 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA)

The RHCA covers the cost of essential medical treatment when visitors from the following countries come to Australia: The United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Slovenia. Patients from Italy and Malta are only covered during the first six months upon arrival to Australia. Patients will be billed until we have received a copy of their passport and confirmed RHCA eligibility.

Alternative options for healthcare in WA

If you require more affordable options for non-urgent care please contact a GP clinic. The Australian Government's HealthDirect website provides details of your closest GP, alternatively you can call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222. If you are unsure whether your condition is critical please stay in the Emergency Department to be assessed by a doctor.

Contact us

For inpatient enquiries, please contact the Overseas Patient Liaison Officer:

Email: rph.oplo@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: 9224 3594
Mobile: 0404 894 083


For Emergency Department enquiries, please contact the ED Patient Liaison Officer:

Email: rph.edplo@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: 9224 3748
Mobile: 0404 894 045.


For all other billing, invoices and payment enquiries, please contact Health Service Support (HSS) directly:

Email: HSS.AccountsReceivable@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 367 132
Fax: 6444 5699
Post: 81 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the overseas patients brochure (PDF 217KB) for answers to frequently asked questions.