Find out what costs are covered when you go to hospital, options for patients with private health insurance and the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme.
Medicare helps with the costs of seeing a doctor, getting medicines and accessing mental health care.
If you live in a rural and remote area, you may be able to get to help with travel costs so you can access specialist medical services.
It’s up to you whether you use your private health insurance in a public hospital or Medicare.
A long stay patient is when you’ve spent 35 or more days in hospital.
Last updated:November 2021