As soon as you’ve had your pregnancy confirmed by a GP, request a referral to one of our obstetricians. Please note your obstetrician does not book you in for your stay with us. You’ll need to do that, and when you do, please have 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’ll receive an email with your booking confirmation. If you have any questions about your booking, please call 03 9468 0503 and we’ll do our very best to help.
Pre-admission appointment with one of our midwives
This consultation is over the phone and 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.
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, Northpark Private 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.
No private health insurance? No worries.
We provide private maternity services to women who don’t have private health insurance. To find out more call the Maternity Ward Clerk Coordinator on 03 9468 0503 to discuss your options for having your baby with us at Northpark Private Hospital.
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 eAdmission.