FAQs

Lap Banding Information Evenings

These evenings, which are co-ordinated by our specialists, provide information on surgical obesity and lap banding procedures.

The next information evening is scheduled for Wednesday the 9th September, 2009. For further information please contact the Marketing & Administration Manager by calling 02 43 24 7111.


Community Support Groups

The Central Coast community is well supported by a number of groups who provide a variety of health and living support services to the community.

These include:

Aged Care Assessment Team

Located at the Gosford District Hospital

02 4304 0700

Community Transport

For visitors to the hospital without transport

02 4323 4028 (for visitors from Gosford)

02 4392 5633 (for visitors from Wyong)

Family Care Cottage

Located at the Gosford District Hospital

For mothers and children

02 4328 7982 (Gosford and Wyong)

Accounts & Patient Information

Private Health Insurance


We will verify your insurance prior to your admission.

You may find that your health fund doesn’t fully cover your stay, and that an out of pocket balance may occur. Estimated out of pocket expenses are payable on admission.

You’re not required to pay the portion of your account that is covered by your health fund, as we’ll claim benefits on your behalf.

Self Insured Patients

Self insured patients are required to pay the estimated hospital account at the time of admission.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) patients will have their account directly sent to the DVA for payment. DVA patients are responsible for calls made to mobile, long distance (STD and international (ISD) numbers. Local calls are free.

See DVA for information about DVA services at North Gosford Private Hospital.

Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation patients need to make arrangements to have their claim approved prior to admission.

Other Charges

After you leave hospital, you may receive bills for other charges incurred during your stay that are not the responsibility of the hospital. They are therefore charged separately, and may include fees relating to: 

  • Your treating doctor
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Allied health