What does it mean to be a public patient?

Under Medicare, Australian residents and 'eligible persons' from countries with reciprocal health care agreements who choose to be admitted as a public patient are entitled to free treatment in a public hospital, including free accommodation, doctor(s) services, diagnostic tests and medications (but excluding personal expenses such as TV hire or telephone calls). A public patient is treated by a doctor(s) appointed by the hospital. 

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Nobody likes to think about themselves, or their loved ones, falling ill or needing healthcare treatment. But it happens. And when it does, it’s good to know you have options. With HIF Health Insurance, we prefer to let our policies speak for themselves. Simply “Get a Quote” and choose the right private health insurance for you.