Maternity

Epworth Geelong maternity provides a perfect, private place supported by an experienced team and dedicated obstetricians.

Epworth Geelong maternity provides a perfect, private place supported by an experienced team and dedicated obstetricians. We work in partnership with you to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of you and your baby.

Our facilities and services

  • guaranteed private room with ensuite
  • partners are welcome to stay with you; the first night is complimentary
  • four birthing suites
  • special care nursery
  • choice of a-la-carte meals delivered at a time that suits you
  • a comprehensive education program
  • on-site medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy services.

Our new maternity video

Epworth Geelong provides a premium, private maternity service for Greater Geelong. We’re excited to share our new video, which provides insight into the maternity services and facilities available for women and their babies.

Epworth Geelong obstetricians

Epworth Geelong is pleased to present you with information regarding our outstanding group of private obstetricians to assist you in selecting an obstetrician for your pregnancy.  All our obstetricians are now accepting bookings for Epworth Geelong.

We welcome Dr James Swan, Dr Michael Shembrey, Dr Jodie Benson and Dr Emily Huning from the Geelong Maternity Group are consulting on site from Suite 3.3.

We also welcome Dr Karl Najjar from Geelong Specialist Centre for Women who is also accepting patient bookings for Epworth Geelong and will soon relocate his rooms to Suite 3.2.

How to access Epworth Geelong maternity

For details about the booking and admission process, contact Epworth Geelong maternity on 03 5271 8322.

Book a maternity unit tour

The midwifery team would love to take you on a tour of our delivery suites, post-natal rooms and nursery, and answer any questions you might have about having your baby at Epworth Geelong.

For bookings and enquiries contact our patient services team. Phone: 03 5271 8322.

Pregnancy education programs

Our support and education programs can help you and your family prepare for early parenting and birth of your baby. A midwife will discuss these with you at your first appointment.

Some of the programs available and held on-site at Epworth Geelong include:

  • pregnancy planning
  • birthing
  • classes for grandparents.

Specific program information will be available online soon.

Preparing your finances

Start considering and preparing for maternity medical costs, particularly if you choose a private hospital such as Epworth Geelong.

Obstetrician, paediatrician, anaesthetist and medical practitioner fees are separate to hospital fees. The fees will be discussed with you and billed by the individual practitioners.

For more information about fees contact Epworth Geelong maternity on 03 5271 8322.

Private health insurance

If you already have insurance, we recommend contacting your private health insurer and asking them:

  • Am I covered for obstetrics?
  • What is my excess?
  • Do I have co-payments?
  • Will I have any other out of pocket expenses?
  • Do I have family cover, is my baby covered for special care nursery?
  • If you’ve recently added obstetrics to your policy

Most funds will impose a 12-month waiting period before your baby’s due date. Please check with your private health insurer.

Self-funded

If you don’t have private health insurance, or are covered by an overseas policy, you can still choose to have your baby in a private hospital as a self-funded option.

We’ll give you an estimate for fees and admission costs, which are paid before your admission to Epworth Geelong.

Location and contact details

General information & booking enquiries
Phone: 03 5271 8322

Epworth Geelong maternity and consulting suites for obstetricians are located on Level 3 of Epworth Geelong, via Lift A. View the hospital floor plan.