Private patients

When your child is admitted as an inpatient, you will be asked to complete the ‘Form of Election for Admission to a Public Hospital.’ You can choose to have your child admitted using your private health insurance. There are generally no out-of-pocket expenses when you use your private health insurance and doing so helps support funding for hospital services.

Choosing to be a private patient

Parents with private health insurance have the choice for their child to be treated as either a public or private patient. 

A private patient with appropriate hospital cover has no out-of-pocket expenses for their hospital stay and procedures, e.g. hospital accommodation, prosthetics, pathology, radiology, ICU, theatre fees and pharmaceuticals .

Benefits of being a private patient

Private patients at Perth Children's Hospital can expect:

  • personalised treatment by specialised doctors
  • no gap payments for hospital care
  • toiletries and voucher package.

By using your private health insurance, you are assisting the hospital to maintain its facilities and continue to provide better service and buy additional equipment for children and young people.

Please contact pchpplo@health.wa.gov.au