Paying for an Ob without health insurance can be very expensive.
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21-08-2013 10:17 #11
21-08-2013 10:21 #12
I don't know of any public hospitals that allow you to use a private ob and access the hospital services as a public patient (ie: free of charge).
My PHI allows me to be a private patient at a public hospital, not a private hospital. So because I had that PHI I could use a private ob and the services of the public hospital because the PHI picked up the cost of the hospital stay. If I didn't have the PHI and wanted to use my own Ob the hospital would have charged me about $300 per night for the use of their services.
I would ring the hospital you are considering using and ask them if there is a charge to you if you use a private ob, as opposed to their midwifery service, to give birth in their hospital.
21-08-2013 10:26 #13
21-08-2013 10:41 #14
Yes you can, I was going to do that but made it to 36 weeks so was able to go to the private hospital. Just need to check that your ob delivers at the hospital you want.
21-08-2013 12:18 #15
21-08-2013 12:42 #16-
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Yes. The public hospital I work at you can shared care with a private obstetrician (same as doing shared care with a GP) and deliver as a public patient.
We would do a booking in appt with you, a 36 week appt and request that your OB sends all us all your bloods/scans/appt details etc
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