Closure of two Healthscope hospitals

Important information for our members


Which two Healthscope hospitals are closing?

Geelong Private Hospital and Cotham Private Hospital.

When will they close?

Based on available information, we expect Geelong Private Hospital and Cotham Private Hospital to close before the end of June 2018. Your doctor should be able to refer you to another hospital.    

What should I do if my doctor/specialist refers me to another hospital?

If you doctor refers you to another hospital, its best that you contact us on 132 331 prior to any hospital admission to discuss your options and out-of-pocket fees.

Are there any alternative private hospitals nearby?

There are Member’s Choice private hospital alternatives for all major speciality treatments, listed below. We suggest that you speak to your doctor/specialist about the alternative options.

What if my doctor/specialist recommends treatment at a non-Members’ Choice hospital?

When your doctor refers you to another hospital for treatment, get in touch with us before you agree to any hospital admission. That way:

  • We can take you through what is and what isn’t covered by your policy.
  • We’ll let you know what questions to ask your health service providers so you’re fully aware of any out-of-pocket expenses up front.

You can call us on 132 331 between 8am–8pm Monday to Friday, or 9am–4pm Saturdays (AEST). 

List of nearby Members' Choice hospitals

Healthscope hospital closing at the end of June 2018 Nearby Members’ Choice private hospital alternatives (within 10km radius)
Geelong Private Hospital Epworth Geelong
St John of God Geelong
Cotham Private Hospital St Vincent's Private Hospital Kew
Epworth Hawthorn
Epworth Richmond
Epworth Freemasons
Warringal Private Hospital
Cabrini Hospital Malvern
Epworth Eastern
The Avenue Hospital
Masada Private Hospital
Bellbird Private Hospital

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