At TasOGS we make sure that you are aware of all the financial costs associated with receiving TasOGS obstetric or gynaecology care. This allows you to make an informed financial decision when making choices about your healthcare.
We believe our unique model of care, with our outstanding and experienced specialists, is a valuable investment into the safety and wellbeing of you, your pregnancy and gynaecological healthcare.
When you book at TasOGS for your pregnancy care with Dr Connan you will receive our full fee schedule before your first appointment.
An out-of-pocket fee is associated with the first booking visit. This covers the additional time taken for a comprehensive consultation before beginning your pregnancy planning.
At both 20 and 28 weeks you will be required to pay a 'planning and management of pregnancy' out of pocket fee. These two fees cover ALL your out-of-pocket fees for antenatal, birthing, and postnatal care from Dr Connan. We believe this transparency in cost provided to you prior to booking, ensures you can plan financially for your pregnancy and birth with greater certainty.
Dr Connan's planning and management of pregnancy out-of-pocket fee reflects the clinical excellence, the personalised care, and the commitment to current best practices that our specialist provides.
Dr Connan completed the majority of her training and began her specialist career at the Royal Womens Hospital in Melbourne – the largest provider of normal and high-risk obstetric services in Australia. This ensures your obstetrician comes with the highest level of training for your pregnancy and birth experience.
All other antenatal appointments after the first visit and until delivery are bulk billed to Medicare only. This is true regardless of how complex your pregnancy is and how many antenatal appointments or TasOGS ultrasounds you may require or request.
We recommend you have 12 week and 20 week specialist obstetric ultrasounds at Women's Imaging in Moonah. Women's Imaging is the only specialised women's scanning service in Tasmania, offering the highest quality service for 12 and 20 week pregnancy ultrasounds.
Dr Connan is one of only a small number of Tasmanian obstetricians to hold an additional ultrasound qualification, the DDU (O&G). Dating ultrasounds, growth ultrasounds, and most other ultrasounds required for your pregnancy will be performed at TasOGS by Dr Connan.
There is no out-of-pocket cost for your delivery from your obstetrician if you have private health insurance. This is billed directly to your private health insurance fund.
Your postnatal care is also covered by your delivery fee, billed directly to your private health insurance fund. There is no out-of-pocket cost for postnatal care, up to and including the 6 week visit in the TasOGS rooms.
The above costs cover the TasOGS obstetrician specialist services. This does not cover the costs of pathology, nuchal translucency ultrasounds (12 weeks), morphology ultrasounds (20 weeks), specialist fetal anomaly ultrasounds or the involvement of other specialists in your pregnancy care, such as anaesthetists, paediatricians or other doctors.
When you book at TasOGS for gynaecology consultations, with either the TasOGS gynaecologist or a TasOGS Women's Health GP, you will receive our gynaecology fee schedule prior to your appointment. Our TasOGS receptionists will inform you of the out-of-pocket fee for your gynaecology consultation before your appointment.
The fees for surgery with our TasOGS gynaecologist is dependant on your operation type and complexity. Fees for Hobart Private Hospital (HPH) will depend on your length of hospital stay, need for other services and private health insurance policy. You will receive full financial information before your operation from your TasOGS gynaecologist, your Hobart Anaesthetic Group anaesthetist, and Hobart Private Hospital.