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#26 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

I didn't have phi for this pregnancy, as I cancelled obstetrics a while back.

I'm doing shared care with a gp, and have been going to sandringham. I had some complications this time, but so far so good. It's been good care. I had to go to hospital and the nurses and drs very good.

#27 MegzG

Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:56 AM

can anyone PM recommendtions for OB that works from St John of God Berwick

#28 MrsT17

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

I agree with Jillian. Because the medicare rebate is capped on obestetrics but the amount you pay counts towards your threshold by putting the management fee through first you will exceed your medicare threshold in one go but still only get $400-500 back.

If you hold onto all your scans, doctors visits etc and put these through after your management fee (as in after you have reached your cap you will get 85% back rather then the usual 65% or whatever it is)

If you do it the other way around and put all the little expenses such as scans and doctors visits through first you will get say 65% of those back and then probably reach your safety net in small amounts, but then when you put your management fee through you will still only get the 400-500 that is for the cap.

#29 tinkster23

Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Oh yeah, you're right, sorry, when I had Jack the rebate on the managment fee wasn't capped, but you're right, much better to do it that way


Don't mind me, least I can blame pregnancy brain!

#30 *mylittleprince*

Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:43 PM

Don't live in Melbourne but don't forgot to add your private health insurance excess, anaethetist excess, paed. visit (they see your bub after it is born) plus scans.

We were out of pocket around $5,000 with DS 2 years ago! Eek!

#31 Brussell Sprout

Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 17/01/2012, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will send you a PM original.gif

Hi - EB isn't letting me send PM's today for some weird and wonderful reason.  I too am new to Melbourne and have experience mild heart failure at the prices being charged by some of the Ob's.  Could you please PM me (if it works for you) the details as well?

Many thanks

#32 lady_Mosh

Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:03 PM


Looks like you're in demand for your recommendations! I too would love a PM re your recs of obs who work out of cabrini. I've just discovered that i'm pregnant and at around 6-7 weeks so i'm a little anxious that i may not be able to get my pick of ob or even possibly cabrini. Better get my butt into gear!

Thanks so much!!

#33 Zenday

Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:21 PM

Hi all

I am in the same boat, could you please PM through the details as well?

Many thanks

#34 sp_littleone

Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

Hi, could you please PM me too the details as I need to find an OB under $2000 as well.

Same  situation as Littlelittle. We want to go to either Frances Perry House, Freemasons or St Vincents and Mercy Private.

Please help!!

#35 LoT

Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

Anyone know of good Obs under $2000 in the West/inner north suburbs of Melbourne?

#36 Guest_katem666_*

Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

I have the same question as many above. Hopefully going private, either FPH or Freemasons, and shocked to find out that all the obs my GP gave me the details (and glowing endorsements) of charge around $4000 out of pocket for management. I was expecting about half. How naive!
So, does anyone know of an obs at FBH or Freemasons who charges around $2000? If so, I would appreciate a PM.
Thanks in advance original.gif

#37 Jan01

Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

Oh my goodness, I would really appreciate if anyone could PM me some similar information to what LittleLittle is requesting (about OB's)! We're not pg yet but stupidly thought by taking out PHI 12 months in advance including pregnancy we would be covered for the OB and Hospital!!! (what a waste of $$$$) We're in a similar situation, in the malvern area (I've checked out Cabrini) and would like to go private but are on a budget.Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!  biggrin.gif

#38 Jan01

Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

Oh and I'm not with this PHI but I found the webpage useful for info about medicare caps and average costs! http://www.nib.com.au/home/Pages/The_costs...ing_a_baby.aspx

#39 missmaris80

Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:34 PM

Hi all,

I've 5 weeks pg and would also like someone to pm me details of private hospitals obs around the the mulgrave area

#40 missmaris80

Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:48 PM


im in the same situation. i would love some names of some obs or hospital stay recommendations\ experiences of cabrini or jessie mac. DH is even liking waverly private because were close to it.

so excited and nervous at the same time biggrin.gif

#41 Sam444

Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (divz145 @ 05/02/2012, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont have the PHI covering because I got pregnant before the 12 month waiting period.

You only have to wait 3 moths before getting pregnant. and then the 9 months of pregnancy. That is the 12 months waiting period as I understand but check with your PHI

Edited by Sam444, 30 May 2012 - 11:05 PM.

#42 Sam444

Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:04 PM

Hi I am 7 weeks pregnant and also feel lost about obs and costs. I have Medibank health insurance for pregnancy.
Does anyone have any recommendations of OBs/hospitals in the inner city (Melbourne) or suburbs around melb at the $2K-$3K mark that you could PM me about?

#43 nowr2012

Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

I am 5 weeks along and also in need of a good reasonably priced doctor at Frances Perry House, Freemasons or St Vincents and Mercy Private. Preferrably based somewhere around North Melbourne or Carlton. Any suggestions?

#44 melly87

Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:05 PM

Hi all    I am also desperately looking for an obstrecian between $2000-$3000k also within northern or inner city suburbs. Can anyone pm me with any information if have any. it will be greaatttly appreciated original.gif

#45 ubermum

Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (Sam444 @ 30/05/2012, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You only have to wait 3 moths before getting pregnant. and then the 9 months of pregnancy. That is the 12 months waiting period as I understand but check with your PHI

....and if your baby is prem, you are screwed.

#46 melly87

Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 19/01/2012, 08:53 PM)
PM will be sent :-)

hi can you also pm me as well. I need to book in with an obstrecian urgently. Thanks heaps

#47 Like a tiger

Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 23/06/2012, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....and if your baby is prem, you are screwed.

No you're not. If your due date is after the 12 month waiting period you are covered if the baby is born early. They don't screw you if the unexpected happens-I looked into it with Medibank, Aust Unity, and NIB when I was shopping around for insurance last year

#48 Sandiibeach

Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

Hi,Could you also pm me re less expensive obstetricians that work in the south east, preferably at cabrini. Had my daughter there in 2009, therefore was lucky enough to use the safety net for the ob. and my phi paid all my hospital bills. If I went with the same dr, who was great, it would cost me over $5000. Don't have this option.
Littlelittle, hope all went well with your pregnancy and birth.

#49 José

Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Like a tiger @ 27/06/2012, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No you're not. If your due date is after the 12 month waiting period you are covered if the baby is born early. They don't screw you if the unexpected happens-I looked into it with Medibank, Aust Unity, and NIB when I was shopping around for insurance last year

although you may have trouble if the unthinkable happens- last year i had a miscarriage and was booked into private hospital for d & c. this was problematic as although the date of birth would have been well after the expiry of the waiting period the d & c was not. in the end i miscarried naturally at home. good thing because i didnt feel like arguing with an insurance company!

#50 simba123

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

hi there, im currently in the process of planning a move back to melbourne from qld before the birth of my first baby.  Im currently 21 weeks.  I have a fabalous doctor here who's fees are onloy $1700.  I to would like to find someone in Melb around this price.  Not too sure of my chances of getting in but would like to give it a go.  I will be living around the chadstone area.
I stumbled across this topic as I was googling the topic.  
I found a doc who sounded great but unfortunately the management fee was $3300.  Our baby is IVF so we just feel we have already spent so much money.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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