Admission Steps, Timetable & Cost

Our day programs can be complementary to your current mental health plan.

Admission Steps

1) Talk to your Psychiatrist
Each day you attend a Day Program, you are admitted under the care of one of our psychiatrists. Therefore, your psychiatrist must complete an assessment before you join one of our groups. If you have not seen a Psychiatrist from the Wollongong Clinic before, you will need to send us a referral from your GP. Your GP can send the referral form online via the day programs admission tab on the webpage.

2) Pre Assessment

Your psychiatrist will meet with you to complete an assessment. Together, you will discuss the best course of treatment to suit your needs. The psychiatrist will send a referral form to the Day Programs team.

3) Contact
Once the Day Program team have received your referral, they will contact you to arrange a start date and conduct a Private Health Insurance check to calculate your out of pocket cost.

4) Admission
South Coast Private Hospital Reception staff will greet you on the day of your program. Our staff will assist you in any admission paperwork and payment of the program. Please arrive 30 minutes before your program starts.


Day Programs A4 Timetable - Jan 2019


Patients are admitted as a day patient and as such, can claim via their health fund. If a patient is receiving treatment through Worker’s Compensation or MAA, we can assist in requesting approval from the insurer. Please note: Different rules apply for each health fund. Our day programs clinical coordinator will advise you on any out-of-pocket expenses or gap costs from your health fund provider.

If you are interested in attending one of our Programs at South Coast Private, contact our Day Program Clinical Coordinator on
(02) 4286 6847 TODAY.


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