Private Maternity care Fees
Please note that there are 3 specialist services involved in your care so you will receive 3 different invoices for care and delivery:
A fixed price obstetric package of care as opposed to invoicing a fee for each consultation (as in other specialities) reflects the need for 24 hour consultant availability and emergency cover, which is unique to obstetrics.
You have the reassurance that there will be no additional Consultant fees should you have any specific needs or develop a problem in pregnancy that requires more than “routine” appointments or level of care.
There is no differentiation in price for vaginal delivery or planned or emergency c section.
You will be invoiced for 50% of the fee at 16 weeks and the remainder at 32 weeks. We ask for invoices to be settled by bank transfer cheque or cash within 14 days.
- All antenatal consultations including “mini” scans carried out by Mr Fernando at antenatal appointments to check your baby’s heartbeat and position
- 24 hour consultant availability for problems throughout your pregnancy
- Email and telephone support
- Consultant management of labour and delivery
- Postnatal management of care in hospital
- Availability for postnatal problems for six weeks after the delivery
- Post-natal consultation six weeks following delivery
What is not included in Mr Fernando's package fee:
Although generally Mr Fernando undertakes full care, we understand that sometimes patients need a shorter care package if either leaving the UK to deliver abroad later in their pregnancy, or arriving in the UK for antenatal care and delivery in the second or third trimester. In this case please contact Abe to discuss your needs and check availability for a bespoke package.
Full payment in advance will be requested from non-UK residents or late bookings.
One off antenatal consultation (not part of package of care) £250
Insurance companies and obstetric care
Most UK insurance companies do not cover routine antenatal care and delivery. Sometimes in the case of an emergency c section you may be able to claim reimbursement for your hospital costs and a proportion of Mr Fernando’s fee. Mr Fernando can provide a medical report in support of your claim, and an itemised invoice/receipt for the insurance company’s published c section fee for you to submit. Please check you level of cover as each insurance company will have a maximum reimbursement level for a c section (code R1820).
If before delivery you have a known medical reason for requiring an elective c section please discuss this with Mr Fernando. He will be able to provide your insurance company with the relevant information to assess eligibility for this in advance of a planned admission.
International Medical Insurance for Obstetric package of care
Some international insurance companies do provide cover for pregnancy care, however often there is an annual limit for maternity cover.
If your policy is not sufficient to cover all of your expected costs (bearing in mind the hospital costs, anaesthetist fees, blood tests and specialised scans will also come out of this allowance) you should use your cover primarily for the hospital bill, as your insurance company may have a discounted rate agreed.
We would therefore invoice you directly as a self-funding patient, after delivery should you have allowance left we can provide an itemised invoice listing dates of treatment in order for you to claim reimbursement.
If your pregnancy spans two membership years you may have allowance available to claim in each year, in which case we can provide an invoice at the renewal date for care up to that point. Please let us know the relevant date if this is the case.
If your level of cover is sufficient to cover all of your maternity costs it may be possible to invoice your insurer directly. Insurance companies will not pay for care in advance so we would ask for a guarantee of payment a month before your expected due date, and would invoice for the full fee after delivery ,when we can provide an itemised invoice showing dates of consultations and delivery.
Should there be a shortfall in payment from your insurer you are responsible for any fees not covered and our usual payment terms apply.
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