Medicare and the health insurance system can be quite complicated! We strive to make our obstetrics 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.
This is a once-off fee charged by all Obstetricians at 20 weeks. For most families this will be your largest single outlay. The fee covers the additional costs that are unique to providing Obstetrics Services:
We understand that this fee is a very significant expense for all families. We have set it at a level that will allow us to cover the additional costs of providing this service, whilst striving to remain affordable.
Private Health Insurance provides coverage for the majority of services provided during a hospital admission.
To help make the financial costs more predictable for families we have chosen to no gap all services during a hospital admission to your health fund. This will help protect those women who have pregnancy complications from having a suddenly escalating bill due to increased medical requirements. It also ensures that during your birth, you are able to make choices according to your and your baby’s needs without the worry of financial pressures.
|Booking in visit||$190||One hour initial visit.|
|Antenatal visits||$90||Approximately 10 visits during a routine pregnancy.|
|Pregnancy management||$1950||Charged at 20 weeks.|
|Delivery||no gap||See note below.|
There are additional costs that you should budget for during your pregnancy: