My mind has gone into overdrive in the last 48 hours.
If I was to use the public system (no PHI) would the Birth Centre be a similar cost to having a baby in the hospital?
Or more expensive.
According to the hospital website, a public birth should have no out of pocket expenses, but depending on the day and time and availability, could cost up to $1500.
Would the birth centre be similar?
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28-06-2015 10:27 #1
Ward vs Birth Centre?
28-06-2015 10:29 #2
They are both bulk billed
28-06-2015 10:33 #3
All public is free
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28-06-2015 10:43 #4
Awesome, thank you!
I have PHI anyway, but was curious
28-06-2015 10:45 #5
Ward vs Birth Centre?
If you have hospital cover then they will charge your phi if you are admitted as a private patient and if you have an excess you may have to pay.
28-06-2015 10:53 #6
28-06-2015 11:47 #7
As above^^ about the cost
Our birth centre is just on the other side of the labour ward
28-06-2015 11:48 #8
I think it's the stay after usually and also if you select private with own doctor. When I had my second I used birth centre had my own middie and water birth then 2 nights stay in private room of public hospital and they charged my phi. The total was about $2000 but I didn't pay a cent as I had no claim and top phi. Otherwise I may have had to pay an excess if you have that.
28-06-2015 12:00 #9
I didn't pay anything for my birth centre birth. It's within the public hospital, just a different section of the floor. DH and I stayed overnight in the labour room (queen sized bed) and then I went home. If complications arose, I would have been transferred down to the normal maternity ward which I believe is single rooms in our public hospital bar one room which is a double.
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28-06-2015 12:02 #10
My friend was charged $1200 because she gave birth on a sunday at 11pm... the fees were for calling out the anesthetist etc
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