Yes. Details of this should be obtained by contacting reception staff, as this will vary depending on your circumstances and entitilements.
Broadly speaking however, after the PMF has been paid, then all visits at Cairns Obstetrics and Gynaecologyare bulk billed. This includes scanning for growth and well-being or surveillance, CTG's and Antenatal visits. Visits at the Hospital that involve one of the other Specialists who are “on call” for Dr. Kiesey-Calding may generate a fee however.
If you are Medicare eligible, then you will be entitled to a rebate. No Health Fund will cover antenatal care, they will only cover any hospital admissions antenatally and the delivery. Contact Medicare and your Health Fund directly for more information regarding this.
At your second visit, a portion of the PMF is due as a "booking fee" and will be held as a part payment against the total amount of the PMF. Another part payment will be due after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Then the balance will be due and able to be submitted to Medicare for your rebate after your visit @28 weeks of pregnancy. These part-payments are non-refundable in the event that you seek care elsewhere and will cover the management of the pregnancy up to 28 weeks gestation.
The Pregnancy Management Fee has stayed the same since 2011, and offers a discount for previous patients of Dr. Natalie's, as well as a discount if it is a second or subsequent baby, regardless of where that baby was born.