Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
How do I arrange admission?
A referral is required from your GP or treating Doctor. Our Admissions and Assessment Coordinator will conduct an over-the-phone assessment and get your health fund details. Following assessment and health fund check, we will discuss your case with one of our Specialists, before confirming your admission details.
Do I need a letter of referral from my Doctor?
Yes, you will need a referral from your treating Doctor or Specialist.
Can I enrol in a mental health day program if I haven’t had an inpatient admission?
Yes, you can. To access our Day Programs, please ask your GP or health professional for a referral to a Psychiatrist with admitting rights to Brisbane Waters Private Hospital. Otherwise, please speak to your treating Psychiatrist, who will recommend a program suitable for you. Our staff will conduct a health fund check and confirm any out-of-pocket expenses.
Do you offer Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
Yes. Our hospital has an accredited team of Clinicians who administer rTMS as part of an inpatient admission. During this time you will also be enrolled in a depression-specific psycho-education program to assist with skills to support your recovery.
Can I bring my mobile phone?
Yes, however please turn off your mobile phone when participating in group activities.
If you are an inpatient, you will need to turn your phone to silent between 8:00pm and 6:00am to avoid disturbing other patients.
You will have a bedside telephone. Local calls are free of charge.
Will my private health insurance cover me?
This depends on the individual private health insurance cover you have with your insurance provider. Our Admissions and Assessment Coordinator will check your level of cover with your insurance provider. We will advise you of any potential out-of-pocket expenses you will need to pay.
If I don’t have private health insurance can I still be admitted?
Our hospital accepts patients who can self fund their admission. The Admissions and Assessment Coordinator will be able to arrange an estimate of expenses for you.
Can I have visitors?
Yes, visiting hours for all wards of the hospital are generally 10:00am to 1:00pm, then 3:00 to 8:00pm daily. Children must be supervised at all times.
Are snacks and refreshments available?
Coffee, tea and biscuits for patients, staff and visitors are available in our lounge facilities. We also have an on-site café located within the main reception.