this is my first post
i will be 30 weeks pregnant tomorrow and we are due in december. Late in the pregnancy we decided that we would like to go with a private ob, at liverpool public hospital. A couple of weeks ago i registered at liverpool hospital and i was told to sign a form that states that i will be a self funded patient, i couldn't elect to be a public patient because i was going in under a private ob. I had to pay the three nights' hospital stay of $954 upfront.
I'm just a bit concerned about the big bill at the end of it all. I am aware that i will need to pay for ob out of hospital consultations with a small rebate from medicare, but i thought that hospital stay in a public hospital would be covered under medicare, and now i'm concerned about any other unforeseen costs that the hospital may charge us.
I will contact the hospital to clarify, but before i do, i just wanted to hear from others' experiences first so i have a better understanding of what to ask and expect.