If you are considering care during your pregnancy and birth at Eastern Health it is important that we are able to establish if you are entitled to public health care.

If you are a visitor to Australia (from Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy (6 Months), Malta (6 Months), New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Republic of Slovenia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom you may be covered by a reciprocal rights agreement.

If you can provide proof that you are an Asylum Seeker, you will be provided free necessary medical care including all services related to that care.
If you are not eligible for Medicare you will be required to pay for all the costs related to your maternity care and the costs of your baby’s care should your baby require admission or treatment.

If you have private health insurance with an Australian Health Insurance fund please supply us with evidence that you and your baby will be fully covered for all services and a guarantee of payment from your insurance company.

For any further assistance or clarification please call Patient Revenue Services on 9895 4010 and 9895 3273