Transparency in billing


Medicare and the health insurance system can be quite complicated! We strive to make our fees simple and transparent. To assist you we have provided a brief explanation of the different costs and rebates available.

Specialist appointments in a clinic are classed as outpatient services and this allows you to receive a Medicare rebate which will partially reimburse your costs. You will receive a higher benefit from Medicare if your medical costs in a calendar year reach the Medicare safety net threshold. Private health funds do not cover outpatient services.

Dr Wickham’s fees are outlined below.

Gynaecological Fees

Service Fee
First gynaecology consultation (in twelve months) $240 (Medicare will rebate $78.05)
Returning patient greater than twelve months * $180 (Medicare will rebate $78.05)
Gynaecology review (ongoing care within twelve months) $105 (Medicare will rebate $39.25)
Extended gynaecology consultation (one hour for to address complex or multiple issues) $320 (Medicare will rebate $78.05)
Mirena insertion $180 (Medicare will rebate $63.60)
Colposcopy $220 (Medicare will rebate $57.40)
* Applies to patients whose consultation relates to ongoing care of a chronic condition.

Obstetrics Fees

Service Fee Note
Initial Antenatal Consultation $240 (Medicare will rebate $76.85) Initial Visit - Roughly 40 minutes
Subsequent Antenatal Consultation $105 (Medicare will rebate $42.40) Approximately 14 visits during a routine pregnancy (including Postnatal Visits)
Pregnancy management Fee $2450 (Medicare will rebate $334.95) Deposit at 20-24 weeks, full payment at 28-32 weeks.
Delivery For most major health funds, there is no additional gap fee for births See note below.

Other Costs

There are additional costs that you should budget for during your pregnancy:

  • Blood Tests
  • Ultrasounds - we charge the Medicare rate (no additional out of pocket expense)
  • Paediatrician - for your newborn baby
  • Anaesthetist - if you have an epidural or Cesarean section


Please contact the Celebrate Women medical practice to make an appointment.