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    Default Bulk billing pregnancy ultrasounds??

    Hi ladies,
    Wasn't really sure where to put this topic?! But I'm due to book in my first scan I get my referral tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone knows of a bulk billing pregnancy ultrasound scans? I'm in SE Vic (Cranbourne) any tips greatly appreciated!
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    Default Re: Bulk billing pregnancy ultrasounds??

    Ask your Dr to refer you somewhere that bulk bills. That's all I did. I'm not around your area. Hope this helps

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    Default Bulk billing pregnancy ultrasounds??

    I just called the place I went with my last pregnancy and they don't BB anymore they suggested 2 other radiology places and I rang them and both told me they don't and that no one bulk bills pregnancy ultrasounds anymore?!

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    Default Re: Bulk billing pregnancy ultrasounds??

    I'm sure somewhere will but it depends on what scan it is, I got a dating scan and my 18 week scan bulk billed but if I had of had the NT scan I would Have Had to pay for it.

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    Default Bulk billing pregnancy ultrasounds??

    I'm after my dating scan ATM but its not looking good down my neck if the woods!

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    I know it's been a little while but for anyone wondering I thought I'd update. I just had my ultrasound done at Healthscan Specialist Imaging Narregate in Narre Warren. All bulk billed. They don't provide images on disc, only film (like an x ray). The sonographer let me take a couple of pics on my phone.

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    Hi
    I had to pay for my 1st (half Medicare) had a terrible tech who was rude and abusive and only got a radiograph film to show for it too! I have my next scan on Tuesday at a different place which I'm hoping for a better experience with more to show for it!

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    My dating scan and 12 week scan were bulk billed, I got the first done at a private place and the second at the public hospital but everyone has to pay for the 20 week scan which was about $130 but I did get half back on medicare though!
    It also seems to be a trend for sonographers to be rude lately, I just wish I could put them in their place!!

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    I put in a formal complaint to their head office and got a personal call from the head person apologising and ensuring it would be fully investigated and followed up (though I'm doubting anything happened!). I was 5w4d when I had my dating scan and I was abused for bringing my 3 year old with me to share the experience even though he was well behaved and repeatedly asked why I was having a scan so early?!
    And as well as I'd popped early with this bub I was told my belly had nothing to do with my pregnancy and that I aS just obviously over eating and fat! I'm a normal size 10 and now at 11w5d I've put on 2kg all in the front!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm Mumma View Post
    I put in a formal complaint to their head office and got a personal call from the head person apologising and ensuring it would be fully investigated and followed up (though I'm doubting anything happened!). I was 5w4d when I had my dating scan and I was abused for bringing my 3 year old with me to share the experience even though he was well behaved and repeatedly asked why I was having a scan so early?!
    And as well as I'd popped early with this bub I was told my belly had nothing to do with my pregnancy and that I aS just obviously over eating and fat! I'm a normal size 10 and now at 11w5d I've put on 2kg all in the front!!
    Good on you for making a complaint! There's no rule about bringing children and if he was well behaved then I really don't see how it inconvenienced the tech at all!! Clearly this person knows nothing about pregnancy as I was a size 10 too but popped straight away for this one but I didn't show for ages with my first, it's totallt different the second time around! It's supposed to be the most amazing, hapoy time in your life and you should not be made to feel fat and like you're inconveniencing them!! Sounds like a grumpy jerk!!


 

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