How to book into Mater Mothers’ Private Redland

Mater Mothers’ Private Redland midwives provide a comprehensive face-to-face preadmission service. This incorporates sharing of information in relation to your general, medical and obstetric history and is a valuable aspect of preparing for your stay with us.
 

Booking into hospital

One of the benefits of private maternity care is that you can choose your own private obstetrician to manage your private maternity care.

Simply ask your GP to refer you to one of our accredited private obstetricians. It is helpful for you to know who you would prefer to manage your private maternity care, before making seeing your GP to discuss your pregnancy and for a referral.

To book into Mater Mothers' Private Redland for the birth of your baby please use our Online Patient Portal to complete your patient registration form. You'll need to register for a Patient Portal account. You only need an email address and password. Once registered, you can complete your patient registration form to book in online. 

Once your booking is confirmed by the hospital you will receive a Welcome Pack. Please ensure you read all this information carefully.

You will also receive a separate letter informing you of the date and time a midwife will contact you, by telephone, to discuss your health and pregnancy in preparation for the birth of your baby. 

If you have a hearing impairment or speak a language other than English, please arrange for someone to assist you during the appointment.

We wish you well with your pregnancy and look forward to making your stay with us a special one. If you have any enquiries or do not receive a Welcome Pack within two weeks of sending your registration form, please contact our bookings team on 07 3163 7444.
 

Private Health Insurance

Prior to booking into hospital, we recommend that you speak to your private health insurance provider so that you are fully aware of your entitlements, including neonatal special or intensive care, and whether you will be required to cover an excess or co-payment.

Understanding other potential out of pocket (Gap) payments

To understand what other out of pocket (gap) expenses may be involved with having your baby, we recommend talking to your doctor, to your health fund, and of course to the hospital. 

If you are unsure exactly what to ask, we suggest using this checklist. We’ve listed a series of useful questions to ask those involved in your care during pregnancy and birth, so you have a much clearer idea of what to expect. 

Information for self-insured patients

If you are a self-insured patient (i.e. paying for your hospitalisation yourself), you will need to contact Mater Mothers’ Private Redland to discuss costs and obtain a quote*. Our team are available to discuss costs with you over the phone. Please call us on 07 3163 7444.

*Cost estimates are based on the information available at the time and are subject to change if any aspect of your stay changes due to medical necessity (e.g. if complications arise).
 

Private patient antenatal assessment service

During your pregnancy, your obstetrician may request you attend Mater Mothers’ Private Redland for an assessment.  This assessment may include undertaking routine 20 to 30 minute observation of blood pressure, temperature and pulse, recording your baby’s heart rate (CTG) and an assessment of maternal and fetal wellbeing. 

This visit may be for a number of reasons including suspected preterm labour, ruptured membranes or reduced fetal movements. A visit will incur a fee which is not always covered by health funds. Payment for this fee can be made during business hours to the front reception desk of the hospital. Please call us on 07 3163 7444 if you have any questions about this appointment.

 

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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