Regrettably following negotiations, Emergency Services Health through the AHSA have been unable to reach agreement with Toowong Private Hospital on what we believe are fair fees.
Reaching agreement on the level of fees they charge and we cover is important as it avoids unnecessary pressure being placed on your health fund premiums.
Toowong Private Hospital have now terminated our agreement effective midnight 24 August 2017. From this date, new and increased fees may be charged by them for the hospital services they provide. These fees are likely to be higher than what Emergency Services Health recognise for benefit payment purposes, resulting in a portion of their fees not being covered by us and being borne directly by you.
Transitional arrangements are in place to provide protection for our members at this hospital if before 25 August 2017:
- Treatment has commenced.
- Treatment has been pre-booked and will be performed prior to 24 February 2018.
- A course of treatment has commenced (includes treatments for up to 6 months).
In these circumstances the hospital will bill patients in line with the existing agreement and Emergency Services Health will pay its benefits.
A list of possible alternate hospital facilities offering mental health programs and care nearby can be found below. These are all hospitals with whom we have agreements over the fees they charge which will generally be covered by Emergency Services Health.
- Brisbane Private - Brisbane
- Belmont Private – Carina
- New Farm Clinic – New Farm
- North West Private Hospital – Everton Park
- Pine Rivers Private Hospital – Strathpine
If you require or are planning treatment at Toowong Private Hospital please contact us to discuss how this could affect you. Likewise if you have any questions regarding your hospital cover, please contact us on 1300 703 703.