Veteran Affairs

We take pride in providing the highest quality mental health care in a supportive safe haven environment for returning servicemen and women, retired military, veterans affairs and defence force personnel.

South Coast Private now provides our Returned Servicemen and Veterans with a tranquil, caring and confidential environment to explore their mental health and emotional issues. The private ensuite rooms on level 4 of our building will be dedicated to Australian Defence Forces, Department of Veteran Affairs and Emergency Services inpatients.

If you believe that you or someone you know may need assistance with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety or any other form of mental health disorder, contact 1800 250 000 for a confidential conversation with one of our experienced and professional specialists.

PTSD Programs

South Coast Private runs two types of programs for our Returned Servicemen and Veterans with PTSD.  The initial three week group therapy program provides a psycho-educative format by which patients develop insight into the nature of PTSD, symptom management, interpersonal sequelae, and relapse prevention.  The group program also provides a stepping stone to the more intensive trauma processing program.

South Coast Private has adopted an innovative approach to the management of PTSD in accordance with the National Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD.  Eligible patients are provided with intensive inpatient one-2-one treatment using trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (for PTSD).  This program lasts between 5 and 8 weeks, depending upon the clinical need. Please note; Health fund approval is required to participate in these programs.

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On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit healthecare.com.au