Private Emergency Department
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
No appointment or referral needed
St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital Emergency Department provides 24/7 easy access with prompt attention and treatment by emergency care specialists.
We provide care for a wide variety of patients, including general medical and surgical to paediatric, child injury, sporting injury, senior falls and sometimes those with critically ill conditions. Please note, the Department is unable to manage psychiatric, drug and alcohol, and sexual assault presentations.
The St Andrew’s Ipswich Emergency Department carries x-ray, CT scanner and blood testing requirements on site to ensure prompt assessment and treatment.
Our highly skilled team includes a Director of Emergency Medicine, ED Specialist Doctors, and ED Medical Officers and Nurses.
Whether you present by ambulance or private transport, we strive to attend to all patients in a timely manner. You can see our wait time clock here.
The Department can be contacted on 07 3816 9300.
- Patients may self-present via the Hospital’s main entrance from Pring Street, Ipswich. No appointment and no referral from your doctor is required.
- Or patients may request to be delivered by ambulance.
Presentation to St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Emergency Department incurs a doctor gap fee, not covered by your private health insurance.
Your Emergency Department account will consist of a Medicare rebate component and an out of pocket (non-refundable from Medicare or private health fund) component. This out-of-pocket doctor gap fee is $290 upon presentation to the Department.
Please note private health insurance is not required for treatment in our Department.
All pathology tests undertaken at the Emergency Department will be bulk billed. Patients may incur a $100 call-out fee for radiology services provided outside of sociable hours.
Our reception team members will discuss financial consent with you at an appropriate time following your presentation. Please note that our team will discuss options for your care if you require admission and do not hold private health insurance. If admitted, you may incur other costs arising from:
- Discharge drugs
- Exclusions within your health fund policy
- Health fund excess or co-payments
- Disposables and prosthetics
You may also receive separate accounts (posted out) for services such as pathology, radiology, surgeon, physician and anaesthetist fees.
We understand a visit to the Emergency Department can be an unexpected and overwhelming experience. As a result, we encourage all patients and visitors to ask our team members any questions they may have regarding their care.
The St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Emergency Department team will assess and treat any workplace injuries in a timely and efficient manner. We bill as per the WorkCover schedule and is claimable back through the employer preferred insurance.
At St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Emergency Department, we’re experienced in dealing with sports injuries. Patients can receive prompt clinical assessment, initial treatment, imaging and a referral to a specialist if required.
For life-threatening emergencies, call an ambulance immediately on 000 or go to the nearest emergency department.