Insurance and Accounts for Maternity Patients

The cost of your stay in hospital includes our hospital fees, and the cost of specialist care and services involved in your care. 

Private health insurance

If you have private health insurance, please contact your health fund to determine: 
• if you are covered
• if you have to pay an excess
• if you will have any additional charges for allied health services
• what happens if your baby needs special care. 

You should check that your level of health insurance cover and length of membership covers the cost of your obstetric admission. If you have had health insurance for less than 12 months your insurer may not accept liability for the costs of this admission. 

If you are covered, it may not be for the full amount. Ask If an excess is payable for this admission. 

Pharmacy and pathology, imaging and x-rays may attract an additional charge. Phone calls and sundry item charges are payable on discharge. Please note that medical and allied health practitioner fees may be billed separately by the practitioners. 

Finally, check if coverage will be provided should your baby/babies require admission to the Special Care Nursery or is/are born with congenital abnormalities.

Paying your account

Private patients 

Any portion of your estimated hospital account not covered by your health insurer is to be paid on admission. Any additional costs incurred during your stay, including costs associated with your baby’s admission (if required), are payable prior to discharge.

Uninsured patients 

Total payment (aside from any ancillary charges) must be paid 6 weeks prior to your expected delivery date. Payment may be made by EFTPOS, credit card, cash or bank cheque. St Vincent’s Hospital also offers an interest free payment plan. 

Please note: personal cheques and American Express are not accepted. 

Other costs which may be incurred during your stay are payable on discharge. 

Please bring the means to pay these fees. 

Interest free payment plan 

Certegy Ezi-Pay Express is a no-interest health care payment plan that is available to approved St Vincent’s Hospital patients. 

Contact us

For more information about costs and your account, please contact our Administration Manager on 07 4690 4104. 

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