Booking as a private mum

As soon as you have had your pregnancy confirmed by a GP, get a referral to one of our obstetricians.

 

Please note your obstetrician does not book in for you.

You will need the following information:

  • name of obstetrician
  • reason for admission (pregnancy)
  • health fund membership and policy details
  • GP’s details
  • emergency contact details
  • medications information

You will receive an email with your booking confirmation.

If you have any questions about booking, please telephone 9105 6015 and we will do our best to help.

View our obstetricians here.

 

Pre-admission appointment with one of our midwives

This consultation is a wonderful opportunity to ask all your questions about the birth of your baby. We’ll also record your antenatal history, and generally make sure you’re ready for your stay.

To save you from taking notes, you’ll be given a maternity information pack full of information about our maternity unit, classes, and a list of FAQs.

Please bring along your health fund membership details to confirm level of cover and any excess or co-payments.

While here, you can also book antenatal classes.

 

Need to know health fund information

Health insurance is an important part of budgeting for the birth of your baby. To minimise out of pocket expenses, Northern Beaches Hospital has negotiated agreements with all major health funds. While that’s a great start for you, it’s really important to consider other factors.

For instance, most health funds do not automatically cover neonatal care, unless family cover has been in place for three months. So, if you only have singles health insurance, consider a transfer to family cover at least three months before your expected date of delivery.

If you stay on singles cover and your baby is unwell and requires admission to our Special Care Nursery, you’ll need to settle the baby’s account on discharge from the hospital. If you’re expecting a multiple birth, singles health insurance will only cover one baby during your hospital stay. Family health insurance is highly advisable.

It’s best to contact your health fund as soon as possible so there are no financial surprises.

If you’re not insured and would like to have your baby at Northern Beaches Hospital, please contact us on (02) 9105 6015 to discuss fees.

We believe in transparency, so whatever your cover, an estimate of costs and any out of pocket excess or co-payments associated with your hospital stay will be sent to you following your pre-admission consultation.

 

Booking as a public mum

Book in with us here, as soon as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed at 10 weeks. We will contact you for your first antenatal appointment, usually between 14-16 weeks of your pregnancy

You will need the following information:

  • reason for admission (pregnancy)
  • health fund membership and policy details
  • GP’s details
  • emergency contact details
  • medications information

Two weeks after you are booked in, we will contact you with an appointment to attend our antenatal clinic, usually between 14 and 16 weeks of your pregnancy. At this appointment, please bring a referral from your GP for Dr Abirami Thevakumar or Dr Fernando Infante Torres, plus copies of blood tests and ultrasound reports.
 

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