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    Question Seeking a private obstetrician to deliver in Royal Women's public

    Hi all,

    I'm going public at Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne, but would like to have my own private obstetrician. I don't even know if this is possible? I'm hoping it is.

    Can anyone recommend a private obstetrician who can work in the public hospital? Most of the OBs seem to work at Frances Perry, but would prefer to be in the public hospital rather than paying the extra $6,500 for FPH. I don't have pregnancy cover with my private healthcare plan.

    Thanks in advance!

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    https://www.thewomens.org.au/health-...rthing-options

    scroll down to about private care with an obstetrician

    what level of phi do you have? most of the ob costs are out of pocket. it’s just the inpatient stuff your health insurance will cover. when i had dd at fph, i checked the benefits and it came to $12k for a 4 night stay. that was private though.

    if you go public you’d need to find a private ob who works out of a public hospital. no idea how the insurance side of it works. i imagine you’ll still be up for all of the outpatient fees (my ob was about $6k all up i think).

    i would start by calling the rwh and/or your insurer and getting more info that way.


 

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