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:
- private patients
- Transport Accident Commission and WorkCover patients
- patients without a Medicare card
- patients from countries with reciprocal rights
- asylum seekers and refugees
Find out more about whether you will need to pay for your medical treatment ...
Public patients do not need pay for hospital services.
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.
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.