NT had to pay for ( private clinic) .. 20 week was free .. At hospital recommended by midwife
I beer paid for a single scan for my last pregnancy, now all my friends that are pregnant now tell me their payin 180-250 for each scan they have.
I have never paid for a scan in any of my 9 pregnancies. I had a few for each pregnancy. I have always been happy ( well except my last morph scan but wasn't her fault i had a emergency op 3 days before on belly button). I know that our local bulk bill place was offering 1 million dollar contract for their head Dr only a few years ago. It was front page in the local paper.
I am in Qld.
Last edited by LoveLivesHere; 03-04-2013 at 21:25.
In Perth the high risk patients and very low income earners are the ones that can have free scans done at the maternity hospital.
Otherwise private centres that specialise only in obstetric and gynaecological US will charge you. NT should be about $190-$200 (these places always get a medicare rebate of $59) and anatomy around $200-220 (rebate $85).
Places that have no rebate on the NT scan usually do not have registered NT sonographers in their clinic and usually do a huge range of scans/X-rays.
If paying for US i would always stick with a specialised centre. You will find if an abnormality is found, they will send you to the high risk section at the nearest maternity hospital or a private centre (specialising in obstetric scans) with very experienced sonographers and fetal medicine specialists for a second opinion. Also the sonographers usually tell you there and then what an issue might be and take you to a room to speak to the dr. So no waiting for results and speaking to your GP/ob.
My NT and anatomy scans were done at the same place that didnt charge me for the other scans. I had a specialist sonographer for my NT scan and the same guy did my earlier (free) scans that did my anatomy scan (charged), He was very thorough and even dragged the appointment out as long as possible to try and get the gender when bub wasnt co-operating.
The screens were great quality and light so you could see everything...I actually found that scanner to be much clearer and better than the one they used on me at the hospital when I had a bleed and went there.
That's great then
The machines at hospital was that in emergency?
We have massive issues with our private radiology clinics recommending repeat scans for no good reason simply because they want the extra money.
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