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    Quote Originally Posted by River Song View Post
    it will depend on where you are zoned to go. I would check that out first before getting your hopes set on one hospital.

    Monash is a specialist high risk centre, so unless you live very close to it or have high risk factors you cannot just "choose to go there".

    Go and check your zoning and go from there.
    Thanks...how do I check my zone?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    I didn't want box hill (my catchment) but because I went for a birth centre (at mercy in Heidelberg) they don't have a catchment and I got in fine. Good luck!
    Can I ask why you didn't want Box Hill??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alluneedislove View Post
    Can I ask why you didn't want Box Hill??
    I wanted a birth centre mainly and also (being new to the country) I went on a few reviews of friends of friends etc but like a PP said people have different experiences all the time. Maybe I just spoke to people who were unlucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alluneedislove View Post
    Thanks...how do I check my zone?!
    Just call the hospital and they'll tell you. It also may be on their website. I'm not sure if Box Hill is zoned, if it is you'll have to enroll in RW until you move and then when you move you show your proof of address and will get transferred to Box Hill.

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    Also Mercy's hospital is zoned but their birth center is not zoned. Monash is zoned and their birth center is zoned as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirst33 View Post
    Just call the hospital and they'll tell you. It also may be on their website. I'm not sure if Box Hill is zoned, if it is you'll have to enroll in RW until you move and then when you move you show your proof of address and will get transferred to Box Hill.
    I'm pretty sure box hill is Zoned as they had to double check whether I fell into their area before I could book in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickyBee View Post
    I'm pretty sure box hill is Zoned as they had to double check whether I fell into their area before I could book in.
    Yeah, I think they all may be zoned now. My impression is is that a couple years ago when they stopped the big Medicare rebate for going private, a lot more people started going public so they had to zone since some hospitals were getting more bookings then they could handle.

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    Box hill is zoned from what my gp said. With mercy the BC isn't zoned but if you get accepted and booked into the BC but something happens you are transferred to the main hospital even though it is zoned

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    http://www.health.vic.gov.au/maps/do...pu/downpdf.pdf

    This is a rough zone guide, very basic though.

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    Thank you all thats replied I really appreciate it and it has been very useful.

    I am pretty sure from the map I am on the cusp of south and Eastern zones... however when we move we will be Eastern for sure. Im seeing the doc today to get blood test results and discuss hospitals!


 

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