Private pregnancy care is an investment in yours and your baby’s health. Through private care, you will have a personalised experience with an experienced Obstetrician committed to caring for you for the entire pregnancy journey, birth and post-partum period. If birthing at a private hospital, you will enjoy and appreciate the experience of your own private room, ability for partner to stay overnight and premium amenities.
We are aware of the costs associated with maintaining Private Health Insurance and we keep our fees in line with the industry standard (‘AMA recommended fees’). Please contact our rooms and we will happily provide you with a detailed outline of fees.
Navigating pregnancy fees is a little daunting at first. To keep it simple, there are 2 parts to fees: (1) clinic appointment fees and (2) an additional ‘Pregnancy Management Fee’. Private health insurance funds do not cover you for clinic appointment fees, however, if you have Medicare, then you will receive partial rebate. Your initial appointment is 45 minutes (‘long’ appointment) and each review appointment is 20 minutes in duration (‘standard’ appointment). The ‘Pregnancy Management Fee’ takes into account Kiran’s standard of care which includes:
- Continuity of care seeing Kiran at all appointments
- 24 hours per day availability and ‘on-call’ support from Kiran throughout your pregnancy
- Kiran to assist with your labour (however long it is!) and birth of your baby at your chosen hospital
- Inpatient care whilst you are in hospital
- Post-partum care (6 weeks post-birth)
The fee also covers any gaps from certain private health insurance funds that have chosen not to reimburse in line with industry standard (‘AMA recommended fees’).
It is important to be aware that there are additional ‘routine’ costs of pregnancy that are payable to other care providers (e.g. Ultrasounds, Paediatrician, Anaesthetist, Surgical Assistant etc).
Gynaecology and surgery
The Gynaecology consultation fees are partially covered by the ‘Medicare rebate’. Any procedures (e.g. IUD insertion, colposcopy for abnormal pap smears, biopsies) performed during your appointment will be accordingly billed. Private health insurance does not cover outpatient clinic fees or any outpatient procedures.
Your initial appointment is 45 minutes to 60 minutes (‘long’ appointment), depending on your condition(s) and any treatments on the day. A review appointment is typically 20-30 minutes (‘standard’ appointment).
If you require hospital admission for surgery, you can choose to pay through of one of two methods: (1) Self-funded, or through (2) Private health insurance. If you choose self-funded, then you will need to pay upfront and you will receive a partial reimbursement if you have Medicare. If you choose private health insurance, the upfront ‘out of pocket’ cost or ‘gap fee’ depends on the type of surgery and particular health fund you are with. Each fund provides a different amount of cover.
Please contact our rooms and we will happily provide you with an individualised estimate of cost.