My team and I are committed to integrating your care, including assisting you navigate the sometimes confusing medicare and private health insurance landscape. We aim to help you and your partner feel safe and relaxed so you can spend more time enjoying conceiving, growing and then holding your baby in your arms.
When you see me you are billed for your first visit and ultrasound if required. The next time you will receive a bill is at 28 weeks for the pregnancy management fee. All other antenatal visits are bulk billed. If you need monitoring of the baby's heartbeat (CTG) at the hospital as an outpatient there may be a small out of pocket fee.
If you are a family don't forget to register for the medicare safety net. If you are single you are automatically registered. This will help you receive a higher rebate amount if you have reached the medicare safety net threshold.
Our Pregnancy management fee includes:
A commitment to personal care for every patient
24 Hour access to Dr Pat, including his private on call mobile number for after hours access
An antenatal physiotherapy screening visit with physiotherapist, Belinda Matthews before 16 weeks.
A commitment from Dr Pat to see you at every antenatal visit
A commitment to how you want to give birth including minimizing interventions and caesarean sections and encouraging Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
Scheduled antenatal visits right until the birth to suit your commitments
Onsite Ultrasound for medical monitoring or for a sneaky peak
Management of your hospital booking
Bulk billed antenatal visits and your delivery fee billed directly to your health fund
For a detailed quote for insured patients and for those who don't have private health insurance, please contact us for further information.