Our maternity options
St John of God Murdoch Hospital has a number of different models of care to suit those with or without private health insurance, these include:
- Fully private model funded by private health insurance
Choose a dedicated specialist obstetrician for all your care. This service is available to patients who hold Gold Level private health insurance coverage.
- Private model funded by the patient
Choose a dedicated specialist obstetrician for your care and opt to self-fund your hospital stay.
We understand that this is a special time for you and your family and comparing these models alongside the public maternity offering is an important way to ensure you understand all your choices and to get the support you need during your pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Private maternity care
When you choose your own private obstetrician, you get to develop a ongoing relationship with one expert who provides a dedicated maternity care experience throughout pregnancy, labour and postnatally at their private consulting rooms.
Your obstetrician will attend the birth and care for you during your stay at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. They will understand your birthing preferences and be the medical lead for your baby’s birth into the world.
During your pregnancy, typically you see your chosen obstetrician:
- monthly, until approximately 28 weeks
- every two weeks, until 36 weeks; and then
- weekly, until the birth of your baby.
Your private health insurance will fund the majority of your costs. Out-of-pocket costs will depend on your obstetrician. You can call obstetrician rooms for an outline their costs.
Ask your GP for a referral to a specific obstetrician.
Private model funded by the patient
When you choose private model funded by patient you are choosing to fund your maternity journey yourself.
Many choose this option as they may be without private health insurance, or do not have the right tier of private health insurance cover.
Ask your GP for a referral to a specific obstetrician and dicuss if this option is best for you with a medical professional.
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