Sleep consultations

Breathe offers specialist sleep physician consultations to diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep problems including obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy and parasomnias.

Outpatient sleep studies

Breathe offers sleep studies conducted in the comfort of patients’ homes, using a portable sleep monitor. A trained sleep technologist at Cairns Private Hospital sets patients up with a sleep monitor to take home. For more information about what to expect during an outpatient sleep study, download our information sheet.

Inpatient sleep studies

A sleep study is a continuous recording of sleep and breathing patterns overnight used to diagnose sleep disorders. Breathe offers inpatient sleep studies conducted at the Cairns Private Hospital using up-to-date technology in a safe and comfortable environment. A trained sleep technologist monitors patients overnight. For more information about what to expect during an inpatient sleep study, download our information sheet.

Respiratory consultations

Breathe provides expert consultation and care for a range of respiratory conditions.


Session type Duration Cost Medicare Rebate Out of pocket
Sleep Patients
Initial consultation 30 minutes $260.00 $135.45 $124.55
Review 20 minutes $150.00 $67.80 $82.20
Outpatient sleep study $395.00 $296.55 $98.45
Respiratory patients
Initial consultation 40 minutes $350.00 $135.45 $214.55
Review 20 minutes $210.00 $67.80 $142.20
Extended consultation 45 minutes $430.00 $236.95 $193.05
Extended Review 30 minutes $320.00 $118.65 $201.35

Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Private health funds usually cover the cost of inpatient sleep studies. Please contact our staff for more information about potential out of pocket costs.