Fees

Obstetrics

If you have a Medicare card and private health insurance, your total out-of-pocket expense for pregnancy care with Dr Owen is approximately $5,700.  This covers:

  • All antenatal consultations (usually 10-12 visits);
  • All ultrasound scans, including 3D/4D scans, performed in the rooms by Dr Owen (a qualified ultrasound specialist) except the 18-20 week morphology scan;
  • The “planning and management” fee, which acts as a retainer acknowledging Dr Owen’s availability to attend to you 24/7 (quite literally);
  • Attendance at, and management of, your birth (regardless of the mode of delivery);
  • Postnatal care while you are admitted to hospital;
  • and postnatal consultations in the rooms.

The morphology scan, which involves a thorough assessment of fetal and placental anatomy at 18-20 weeks gestation, attracts an additional fee (see below).  Patients are welcome to have this scan at another women’s ultrasound provider.

MBS item numberFeeMedicare rebateOut-of-pocket
Initial antenatal consultation16401$300.00$72.75$227.25
Follow-up antenatal consultation16500$120.00$40.10$79.90
Morphology scan (18-20 weeks)55706$350.00$85.00$265.00
Planning and management fee (payable at 28 weeks gestation)16590$5,300.00$316.85$4,983.15
All other ultrasound scans performed in the roomsVariousBulk-billedBulk-billedNil
Delivery fee16519
16522
Health fund billed directlyHealth fund billed directlyNil
Postnatal consultation16407Bulk-billedBulk-billedNil

Ancillary services during pregnancy

Please note that several other medical professionals may be required to contribute to your safe care during pregnancy.  These individuals set their own fees.  The following is a guide as to the approximate fees they may charge; however, you should seek a fee disclosure directly from them.

Fee
Ultrasound scans if not performed by Dr Owen (keep in mind that he will perform most scans ‘in house’ without additional charge)$250-400 per scan
Lab testsVariable
Anaesthetist, should you have an epidural for pain relief in labour, and/or require a caesarean section$1000-2000
Paediatrician$300-500
Assistant surgeon, should you have your baby by caesarean section$500-750

Gynaecology

MBS item numberFeeMedicare rebateOut-of-pocket
Initial gynaecologic or fertility consultation104$300.00$73.85$226.15
Follow-up consultation105$120.00$37.15$82.85
Insertion of Mirena35503$180.00$45.55$134.45
Gynaecological surgeryHealth fund billed directlyHealth fund billed directlyNil

Ultrasound

For women seeing Dr Owen for antenatal care, no additional fee is raised for ultrasound scans performed in the rooms (except morphology scans).

For women referred by other doctors, the following fees apply.  Please note that asterisked Medicare rebate amounts include the EMSN rebate, which applies once the Medicare Safety Net threshold has been reached.

In order to assist with the cost of ultrasound scans, we offer loyalty discounts for women having multiple scans with us in a given pregnancy: please contact the rooms on (02) 9388 0110 for further information.

SINGLETON PREGNANCIESMBS item numberFeeMedicare rebateOut-of-pocket
1st trimester dating scan
< 12 weeks
55700$180.00$51.00$129.00
Early anatomy scan
12-16 weeks
55704$320.00$59.50$260.50
Morphology scan
17-22 weeks (ideally 19+)
55706$350.00$85.00$265.00
Growth and wellbeing scan
> 22 weeks - first scan
55718$320.00$139.90*$180.10
Growth and wellbeing scan
> 22 weeks - subsequent scans
55721$320.00$163.65*$156.35
TWIN PREGNANCIESMBS item numberFeeMedicare rebateOut-of-pocket
Morphology scan
17-22 weeks (ideally 19+)
55759$440.00$127.50$312.50
Growth and wellbeing scan
> 22 weeks - first scan
55768$340.00$209.90*$130.10
Growth and wellbeing scan
> 22 weeks - subsequent scans
55772$340.00$223.85*$116.15