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  • Victoria’s hospital system is made up of private and public hospitals (including day procedure centres).
  • Care as a public patient in Victorian public hospitals is free to all Australians and permanent residents of Australia.
  • You can choose to be treated as a public or private patient in a public hospital.
  • If you have private health insurance, you can have some control over the timing of your medical treatment.
  • There are more than 200 public and private hospitals (including day procedure centres) across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Reviewed on: 10-07-2018