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    Default What should I expect with my PHI?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToonZie View Post
    I have family cover so the baby itself shouldn't cost me any extra.

    Epi I fig'd might be extra but I wasn't sure how much.

    Re ultrasounds etc- how much are they typically out of pocket?
    You can ring around and get prices from the ones in your area. Then when you get referral from your ob ask for the place you want. There can be a huge discrepancy in price.
    Also if you give birth in a private hospital that also has public attached you can ask for bub to go 'public' and therefore you won't have the paediatrician cost.

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    Default What should I expect with my PHI?

    Depends also where you live - in Tassie my OB management fee was only $700. Still, I'm going public this time and am very happy with the fact I haven't paid for anything - I wouldn't go private in future unless I was high-risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToonZie View Post
    I have family cover so the baby itself shouldn't cost me any extra.
    This might not be the case- dd was healthy so wasn't actually admitted to hospital so all peads visits were an out of hostpital cost, so phi covers nothing! Same for all my girlfriends.

    The ones whos bubbas did need extra care, so were admitted as a paitent, didn't pay for the pead visits because it was considered an in hospital cost, they did have to pay the excess again for baby though.

    Ask your obs office- mine had a detailed sheet of what costs to expect and how everything worked.

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    yep, same here, ds's pead visits were an out of hospital cost. $700. anethetist gap to pay was $700.


 

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