No Private Health Insurance
Not privately insured?
At St. George Private Hospital we share your frustration that weight loss surgery is not readily accessible in the public hospital system under Medicare. In partnership with our hospitals and health professionals, we are proud to offer one of the most affordable options in Australia for patients without private health insurance whilst maintaining exactly the same high quality aftercare and team support that St. George Private Hospital is renowned for.
Call us for a quotation on (02) 9587 8813 .- you might be surprised at just how affordable our uninsured program is.
Early Release of Super
Patients may apply to Centrelink for an early release of superannuation funds to cover part or all of the costs involved. More details can be found on the Centrelink website.
If you chose to apply for this, three documents need to be lodged:
- Completed application form- click here to download
- A letter of support from your General Practitioner
- A letter of support from St. George Private Hospital (we will provide this after your initial consultation)
Please note that processing time by Centrelink generally takes around 3 weeks, and allow a further 4-6 weeks for your superannuation fund to release the funds to your personal bank account.
Tax Rebate Scheme for Medical Expenses over $2,000
A significant rebate may be able to be claimed through your end of year tax return. Anyone can claim a tax offset of 20% of your net medical expenses (ie the gap amount) over $2,000. There is no upper limit on the amount you can claim, and it is not means or assets tested. Because this is a rebate rather than a tax deduction, you can claim this from the ATO even if you do not pay tax. As always, also check with your accountant or financial advisor. Further details can be found on the ATO website by clicking here.