Cost of home care service
The home care service generally incurs no cost to patients as it is billed and funded through the patients’ private health insurance fund, however, an annual excess may be charged by some health funds. On referral to the service, administrative staff will check with your health insurer to ensure you are adequately covered and will explain the costs and obtain financial consent before commencement of care and service. Patients without private health cover may access the services on a fee for service basis.
In the event of your health provider not covering your costs or if you are unable to cover costs independently, we will advise you of alternative service providers.
Allied health and pastoral care services
We can also offer allied health services for chronic disease and palliative home care patients who are unable to attend outpatient clinics. These are offered on a fee for service basis and include, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and social work. Pastoral services practitioners can also visit patients in their homes for psychosocial support.