Tamara Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

How to refer and Admit a Patient

What types of patients does Tamara Private Hospital accept?

  • Privately insured patients - Any patient that is covered by a private health fund.

  • Self-funded patients - The patient will be provided with an estimation prior to their admission.

  • Workers Compensation - Approval needs to be obtained from the insurance company prior to admission.

  • Overseas patients - We accept patients from overseas so long as their insurance company provides the necessary approval prior to admission.

  • Veteran Affairs patients

Electronic referral forms


Elective Admissions

Elective Admissions to Tamara Private Hospital are arranged through the office of an accredited Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at our facility. For a full list of accredited specialists and their contact details please click on the following link Specialists. In most cases a General Practitioner would refer their patient to a specialist at their consulting rooms where an elective admission would be arranged by them if appropriate.

There are two types of admissions forms that need to be filled out, see below.

  1. Admission Referral Form - to be filled out by the specialist and the patient, which gives consent for treatment.

  2. Patient Admissions Details - to be filled out by the patient. This can be done on a hard copy or via our website. This form contains a patient’s personal details together with medical history and next of kin information.

The completed forms can either be sent to the hospital via the specialist’s rooms or directly by the patient (excluding online admissions). Our admissions team will then process the forms and book the patient in. Patients will be contacted by the hospital with the details of their admission (date, time etc.) and will be provided with an estimation for any out-of-pocket costs. Some patients may be asked to attend our pre-admission clinic.

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