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    Default C-section privately

    Anyone had a c-section privately? Or at the mater hospital in Townsville QLD? How much was your out of pocket? Did u only pay anethietis? Thanks

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    It's a lot more than paying the anethetist only. You have your ob appointments, your scans, your management fee which can be a couple of thousand.. and the list goes on.

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    My last c section was private.

    On top of obstetrician appointments and management fee (as you would have to be a private patient through your whole pregnancy), then you may pay for your hospital stay (depending on your PHI..we just paid an excess), the anaesthetist fee (the gap not covered by insurance/Medicare). I also received a bill for the paediatrician who checked over DS2 after birth.

    If your partner rooms in with you for your stay and eats hospital meals you will have to pay for these too.

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    I had my c-section in a private hospital in NSW.. Just to give an indicative figure..
    The hospital cost was around 6000
    OB fee was around 3500 + 100 per visit
    Also some of the scans and certain blood tests, etc costs had to be paid as well..

    Hope this helps...

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    Holy moly! I'm surprised at the cost indicated here. I went public last time and didn't pay a cent and this time we're planning private and I'm wondering if its really worth it... Does anyone know much about private ob/ public hospital scenarios?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Holy moly! I'm surprised at the cost indicated here. I went public last time and didn't pay a cent and this time we're planning private and I'm wondering if its really worth it... Does anyone know much about private ob/ public hospital scenarios?
    I had my first c section as a private patient at the public hospital. Not by choice as I was meant to be at the private hospital that my ob worked from but due to my PP and the risks it posed my ob wanted me at the public (as the ICU at the private had just closed). The ob has to have 'rights' at the public hospital so you may be limited in choice. I still paid all the ob fees and my excess for the hospital stay (I did get a private room but not til the 2nd day). There was a gap payment for the anaesthetist also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    I had my first c section as a private patient at the public hospital. Not by choice as I was meant to be at the private hospital that my ob worked from but due to my PP and the risks it posed my ob wanted me at the public (as the ICU at the private had just closed). The ob has to have 'rights' at the public hospital so you may be limited in choice. I still paid all the ob fees and my excess for the hospital stay (I did get a private room but not til the 2nd day). There was a gap payment for the anaesthetist also.
    Thanks, it's so confusing!

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    Im private health, it cpvers stays in hospital, ive paid the large payment of a couple thousand to my ob already. So assuming that ill just have to pay the anethietis? Now.... thanks....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    My last c section was private.

    On top of obstetrician appointments and management fee (as you would have to be a private patient through your whole pregnancy), then you may pay for your hospital stay (depending on your PHI..we just paid an excess), the anaesthetist fee (the gap not covered by insurance/Medicare). I also received a bill for the paediatrician who checked over DS2 after birth.

    If your partner rooms in with you for your stay and eats hospital meals you will have to pay for these too.
    My husband stayed for 5 nights with me in the private hospital after my c section and his stay and all of his meals were covered by my private health insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by townsvillenat View Post
    Im private health, it cpvers stays in hospital, ive paid the large payment of a couple thousand to my ob already. So assuming that ill just have to pay the anethietis? Now.... thanks....??

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    I had to pay $500 for the paediatrician who attended my c section and also examined bubs before we left hospital. He probably spent about 10 minutes in total with bubs and the bill was $500! This was not covered by private health insurance as it was bubs who was the patient and he was not considered an "inpatient" in the hospital, I was the inpatient, so bubs was not covered under private health insurance.


 

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