The initial consultation fee is $195 and every subsequent antenatal visit is $95. You will be reimbursed through Medicare for these visits $72.75 and $40.10 respectively until you reach your Safety Net after which your antenatal visit reimbursement will increase to $73.05.
There is a one time Planning and Management fee which is charged by all Obstetricians to help cover the cost of the Obstetrician being on call 24hrs a day, his/her medical insurance for the delivery, and coordinating and overseeing your care throughout your pregnancy. Dr. Bailey charges $2500 for this service and Medicare will reimburse $275-$500 depending on your family income.
Dr Bailey participates in “No Gap” schemes with most private health funds. This means that you will have no out of pocket expenses, other than your excess, for your delivery regardless of whether you have a vaginal delivery or caesarean section. There may be additional charges for pathology and ultrasounds. If a Paediatrician, Anaesthetist or Surgical Assistant is required, they will bill you separately.
Roxanne will go over these fees at your first visit and, as always, feel free to ask any questions.
If you need surgery, Dr Bailey participates in “No Gap” schemes with most private health funds. This means that you will have no out of pocket expenses, other than your excess, for his services. Whether or not you have any additional expenses, such as hospital, Anaesthetist, or Surgical Assistant costs, will depend on what surgery you are considering and your level of private health insurance.