During your admission, you may require tests to provide your treating doctor with a diagnosis or to help monitor your medical progress. Costs for these services will be billed separately and may include:
- Pathology (blood or tissue samples)
- Diagnostic imaging (x-rays) services, and/or
- Medications dispensed to you from the pharmacy during your admission or on discharge (for unrelated or pre-existing medication needs)
Epworth has ‘no gap’ agreements with some health funds to fully or partly cover the costs of pathology and radiology tests. Fees may be reduced if you have an eligible government entitlement or discount card. Please speak to the provider directly for further information.