Insurance and Payment
We are considered out of network with all insurance companies. We are not currently medicaid providers. As a customary service, we have an outside biller that will be able to help you with filling a claim with the insurance company. There are additional fees to use their service. Summit Maternity Care Center does not bill insurance.
Full payment is due by 36 weeks of pregnancy.
We accept many forms of payment including Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, HSA accounts, money orders, personal checks and cash. A $60.00 insufficient funds fee will be charged for all returned checks.
The Midwifery Fee:
The midwifery fee is $7,000 which is due by 36 weeks of pregnancy. A discount of $500 will be applied to your midwifery fee if paid up front on the first visit.
At Summit Maternity Care Center we make a commitment to the provision of personal and individualized care to clients. We believe that this attention to relationship and detail makes a difference to your experience of your care and to our excellent health outcomes. At a time when the costs of providing healthcare are rising and insurance reimbursement are falling, we have had to adjust our course to keep our founding commitments intact. Your midwife fee includes:
24/7/365 Telephone availability of your midwives
Longer appointment times and additional prenatal visits as needed
Time and attention dedicated to shared decision making and health promotion
A second trained person is immediately available in the birth center during each birth. To provide for this and ensure optimal safety for each birth it is our policy to reserve a qualified birth assistant on your behalf. Birth Assistants (BA’s) are trained in both neonatal and adult resuscitation, birth center procedures and are available to assist at your birth whenever it may occur.
Support during transfer to the hospital in labor as needed
Expanded postpartum care through 6-8 weeks postpartum, including at least one routine home visit
All supplements and herbals needed throughout pregnancy and postpartum
Chart review with a physician at 36 weeks of pregnancy, required by Florida state law
You will receive excellent prenatal care that involves:
o Hour long prenatal visits
o Discussion involving nutritionally counseling
o Discussion involving gestational age and development of your baby
o Counseling regarding life situations and circumstances
o Disclosure and information on every test and procedure to help you to make an informed decision
o Review and explanation of lab and procedural results
o Prenatal physical that includes:
-Monitoring your baby's growth
-Listening to your baby's heart beat
-Evaluation of your physical health
o An intimate connection that allows the midwife to evaluate the normalcy of you and your baby throughout your pregnancy without the comparative reflections to any other woman or study.
o Availability to the midwife by phone and on call
o The support and care of a single provider you have made a relationship with throughout the entirety of your labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum
o Outstanding postpartum care with follow-up from birth to six weeks postpartum
What is not included in your midwifery fee:
o Birth Supply Fee -$80
o Your birth bag- Bag that has been prepared with clothing for your and your baby
o Food- Good healthy food for during and after labor
o Labs – if you have insurance, we can bill insurance for your labs. If you do not have insurance, all labs will be billed directly to you
o Ultrasound – if you have insurance, we can bill insurance for your ultrasounds. If you do not have insurance, some facilities offer a self-pay discounted price
o Education Classes - Childbirth Education, Lactation, Parenting, Postpartum, Sibling, Nutrition, etc.
o Postpartum support after 8 weeks postpartum
o Transfer- Any care involved in a transfer (EMS transport, hospital, etc.) are not included in the midwifery fee and can be covered by insurance. If you do not have insurance, there are self-pay discounts offered by the services used.