Admission to Attadale as an inpatient can be initiated by referrals from physicians, surgeons and/or general practitioners.
Once the referral has been made, a nurse clinician will assess you within 24 hours, to clarify your ability to participate in a rehabilitation program. Your transport to Attadale will be organised by your transferring hospital.
How is my admission to Attadale funded?
We have arrangements with all major health funds, which ensure your out-of-pocket expenses are kept to a minimum. We also provide services for TAC, and Veterans’ Affairs.
If you have private health insurance, you should confirm with your health fund the following:
- Does my policy cover me for this admission?
- Do I have an “excess” payment on my insurance policy?
- Are there any co-payments required for each night I will be in hospital?
- Does my policy exclude some treatments, for example cardiac, orthopaedic or rehabilitation?
Medications dispensed for you on discharge, drugs not related to your admission diagnosis, x-rays (including transport to x-ray facilities) and pathology are not covered by your private health insurance.
If you have private health insurance, check with your doctor regarding the gap between the Medicare rebate and their charges. Additional charges may be incurred by the purchase of special aids and/or appliances at discharge. Accounts are rendered weekly, however the hospital will claim directly from your health fund for you, provided you have supplied all information regarding your membership. Any special equipment, aids or appliances required for discharge need to be funded privately.
If you are anxious about costs or any of the above, please don’t hesitate to ring the hospital on (08) 9330 1000 and ask to speak our ward clerk regarding your admission.
What to bring
- Current medications
- X-rays if applicable
- Prosthesis or gait aids if required
- Details of private health insurance membership
- Compensation details, if your treatment is related to a worker’s compensation or third party claim
- Pension, pharmaceutical benefits, concession, health care or Veteran Affairs’ card
- Medicare card
- Doctor’s referral
- Comfortable clothes that you can wear during therapy (eg t-shirt, tracksuits, shorts)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Reading material and glasses if required
- Toiletries, tissues and any continence products you require
- Nightwear, dressing gown, slippers
Unfortunately, we are not able to take responsibility for any valuable belongings. We strongly recommend that you leave your jewellery and other valuables at home.