Fees + Medicare
What do the fees cover?
For obstetric services, you will obtain 24/7 access to your own doctor (and on the rare occasions when she is unavailable, her most trusted colleagues are on call in her place). You can contact Jaclyn via phone or email an unlimited number of times, day or night. If you need to go to hospital during your pregnancy, other than for the birth of your child, your doctor will still be involved in your care every step of the way.
Anaesthetists, paediatricians and other health professionals have their own fees but we will always endeavour to give you an estimate of costs prior to engaging one of our colleagues on your behalf.
Our fees are as such so that we can deliver the highest quality, personalised health care and are in line with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) recommended schedule of fees.
Payment is required on the day of consultation.
What are the fees?
(Effective from October 2020)
Initial Consultation (MBS item 104)
- Payable on the Day $230.00
- Minimum Medicare Rebate* $76.15
Review appointment (MBS item 105)
- Payable on the Day $115.00
- Minimum Medicare Rebate* $38.25
In-rooms procedures such as IUD insertion and colposcopy may involve additional fees, most of which is rebated by Medicare.
*If your family has reached the Extended Medicare Safety Net cap for the calendar year, you may be eligible for a higher level of rebate.
Surgical procedures: Some procedures have out of pocket costs or “gaps”, however some are performed under a “no gap” arrangement. The costs vary depending on the procedure type and your fund’s rebate schedule. We will provide an estimate and Informed Finacial Consent prior to all elective procedures. You should also factor in the cost of your hospital excess (the price depends on your individual policy) and occasionally small out of pocket charges for pathology or diagnostic imaging.
Post-operative reviews, 5 to 7 days after your procedure, are free of charge
Anaesthetic fees are separate and we will arrange a quote on your behalf.
Please contact us directly for a detailed quote of fees pertaining to obstetric care with Embrace Womens Health
Medicare rebates apply for outpatient services and both Medicare and private health fund rebates apply to inpatient (hospital admitted) episodes.
In order to receive benefits from Medicare, make sure you have a valid GP referral and that you have linked your bank account details to your Medicare online account. Medicare stopped issuing benefit cheques on 1st of July 2016 so if you haven’t linked your bank account, you won’t get your refund!
Note: Medicare will only reimburse 85% of the MBS (Medicare Benefit Schedule) fee for a specialist consultation and 75% of in-hospital care. Sadly, the rebates (and schedule fees) lag well behind the cost of providing quality healthcare.
Private health Insurance and out of pocket (OOP) fees
Private health insurance does not cover you for outpatient services but will reimburse you at least the remaining 25% of the MBS benefit for inpatient episodes. Some funds include gap cover, and will pay the entire difference between the specialist’s fees and what Medicare will cover. You will need to check with your individual fund to find out if this applies to you, or if you will still have an out of pocket charge for in-hospital care.
Medicare Safety Net
Once you have reached a threshold amounts in gap payments (gap between Medicare benefit and schedule fee) for a given calendar year, your rebates will automatically increase to a higher level. The Extended Medicare Safety Net covers outpatient visits, blood tests, ultrasound scans and other services. For more information, refer to:
Fees + Medicare
Jaclyn and Danielle have accreditation at a number of hospitals in Melbourne’s eastern and south eastern suburbs and are happy to deliver your baby at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern or Jessie McPherson Private Hospital which is located on the grounds of Monash Medical Centre Clayton.
Gynaecological surgery is usually performed at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern but can also be arranged at a different hospital, depending on your individual needs and the procedure itself. If you do not have private health insurance, Jaclyn can still perform all in-rooms care and if surgery is required, this can be facilitated by referring you to a public hospital waiting list for Monash Health.
Cabrini Hospital, Malvern
181-183 Wattletree Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
(Co-located with Monash Medical Centre)
246 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
343-357 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley VIC 3149
29 Balaclava Rd, St Kilda East VIC 3183
1 Arnold St, Box Hill VIC 3128