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#1 miss-petal

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering how much other people are paying for their pregnancy management fees?

I just got the schedule of fees for my OB who works out of a private hospital on the Gold Coast and was quite pleased to see that the fee was $1700. I expected it to be much more than that. There is also about a $80 fee per appointment, as well as extra fees for specific scans that my OB is not able to perform in his rooms.

I would love to hear others fees as a bit of a comparison point

#2 CoconutBaby

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I am in Brisbane and my PM Fee is $2875. Visits are normally around $90 but they bulk bill me (perks of being the wife of a health professional  wink.gif )

#3 elle-M

Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

I'm in Perth and my OB charges $3500 for pg mgmt fee, and $170 for my first visit to him (not any subsequent ones). I then pay separately for any blood tests and the 12 and 18 week scans.

It's expensive but I would pay anything for my OB, it's worth it.

#4 Dawarr

Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

In Melbourne, my PM Fee was $2000. Visits were $50. This OB was well known for being cheaper than many of his compatriots at the private hospital I attended. And he was brilliant.

In Far North Queensland, I had no PM Fee, and my OB visits were bulk billed. This was still all done privately (hospital and private rooms). I'm not sure why this was the case, but I didn't complain!

#5 TillyTake2

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:15 PM


#6 Mille-Mille

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Mine was $1400 and $70 per visit, i'm in North Brisbane.
Since I had reached my Medicare threshold I got a big chunk of it back original.gif

#7 Veryclucky

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Mille-Mille - what hospital was that at if you don't mind me asking? I'm in North Brisbane too

#8 Satay Chicken

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Northern Beaches, Sydney and paying $2500 and $75 per consultation...
Think this is pretty good for this area.

#9 Cranky Kitten

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

I'm in Perth and my ob for DS's birth in 2011 was $1800 management fee and $115 per visit. I think it's increased since then though.

#10 Mille-Mille

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Veryclucky - I'm going to Northwest Private Hospital in Everton Park.

Edited by lucky 2, 08 January 2013 - 08:54 PM.
r/o comment on a specific OB

#11 MrsLexiK

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

$632 original.gif appts $65 each time. My OB does gap cover with my health fund. All the others in my area were $3k

#12 w-emma

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Sydney CBD- $5000 plus $200 a visit

#13 kez71

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

my OB charged me $306 for planning and management. I got $300 back from medicare (I had reached the safety net) so it only cost me $6!!!  He is a private OB, but im there as a public patient due to there being no public OB's in my town.
My visits cost $70 plus another $70 if he does an ultrasound. I was getting $60 back, but now the new year has started I think I'll only get $35 back. Still pretty good though

#14 Libster

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

$3000 and no charge for visits.

#15 BJBubbles

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

Inner Melbourne and my OB is $6500. No appointment fee, or any other cost from her though.

She is one of the more expensive, but worth her weight in gold to me.

#16 maerska

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

$6800- that's Sydney. He's worth every cent. I'm about to have my 3rd baby and am seeing him again.

#17 DeeofAdelaide

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Adelaide - $3500 I think. No other gaps. I miss her....

#18 Coops07

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

$1600 at North West - North Brisbane

#19 *Finn*

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

First baby was $1700

Second baby (different ob) $1900

Same hospital. I am located on the Sunshine Coast Qld

Edited by *Finn*, 08 January 2013 - 09:25 PM.


Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Regional Vic, $3000, $220 for the first visit. Last pregnancy was $3500, but we have since changed PHI providers, thus the reduced fee this time.

ETA: $500 excess for hospital and $500 for anaethetist.

Edited by SCARFACE CLAW, 08 January 2013 - 09:34 PM.

#21 HurryUpAlready

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

You lucky thing!

My OB in Perth is charging

$150 first visit
$2,450 management fee
$120 other visits

Bloody expensive, but comparable to a lot of OB's I'm seeing. I'm so tempted to go Public and not pay a cent, but I'm too chicken.

#22 Alina0210

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

$0 for all 3 of mine...
1st in hospital... next 2 on the community midwifery program and had homebirths, didnt have to pay anything, which included, antenatal, birth and postnatal checks at my house until baby was 6wks old...

#23 TRR

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

Hi ladies,
Im in Perth, private hospital & OB wouldnt change him. Over the years this fee has gone up from $1500, $1700, $1900, now $2500. First vist to OB $180 others $80. Plus extra for bloods & 12 week & 20 week scans.I've been seeing him since 2000 & you didn't have to pay this fee,(Think it came in 2005) then they brought it in, "who is they" no one can tell you. Point being is who decided to put this management fee in & what is it for to be honest.medicare says its to cover the doctors insurance & doctors say its Medicare doing it. You now don't get the 80% back after the payment because medicare changed the scedule, if you reach your saftey net you will be lucky to get $500 back .

#24 whisk_

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Sydney Eastern Suburbs - $5000 management fee and $165 per visit.  

I didn't shop around as I was referred to this ob by my fertility specialist.  Mind you, whilst I'm not thrilled about shelling out 5k, I love my obstetrician and feel that she is worth every cent for the time and reassurance she has given this nervous first time mama.

#25 TaGB

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

In Nth West Sydney, we are paying $2800. $260 for first visit, nil for subsequent appointments. All blood tests are bulk billed. The 12 and 20 week scans were performed at a private practice and cost a fair bit. He does an ultrasound each visit to take and monitor measurements.

Used him for my first pregnancy and again now for my second...

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