Medicare provides substantial rebates, which may assist in funding the cost of private midwifery services with endorsed Midwives, similar to seeing a GP. The amount you get back from medicare will depend on your Safety Net amount (see below). Please note; some private health funds give rebates for midwives too. Check with your private health fund as rebates may differ for your individual cover.
What is the Safety Net?
The amount you get back from medicare depends on your Medicare Safety Net status. Your safety net amount is the amount you are out of pocket when you have been charged above the benefit amount for a medicare rebatable service. For more information on the Medicare Safety Net click here. To find out your current safety net amount you can call medicare on 132 001 or register online.