The Royal Melbourne 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 patients, the RMH also provides care to:

Find out more about whether you will need to pay for your medical treatment ...

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.

Find out more about being a private patient.

TAC & WorkCover patients

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

Find out more about being TAC or WorkCover patient.

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.

Find out more about being a patient without a Medicare card.

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.

Find out more about these reciprocal rights.

Asylum seekers & refugees

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

Find out more about being a patient as an asylum seeker or refugee.

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