Prenatal checks cost

Hello Mummies! FTM here. I’m a little confused over the private doctors who has their own clinic for example at Mt A / Mt E etc and the doctors are public hospital. The costs are not that different right? I saw someone saying KKH hospital’s consultation charges are also quite expensive? If so, can someone help to explain what the differences are other than the waiting time ?

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From what I know from my friends who went public vs my own experience with a private clinic doctor, usually public doctors take ultrasound quite sparingly, so I'm not sure how do they check on the health of the baby, but for my case, I do have an ultrasound taken during every gynae visit at the private clinic. Cost-wise, I think both public and private doctors charge around the same - around $100 + GST just for doctor's consultation, and another $100+ (thereabout) for ultrasound. Because public hospitals don't take ultrasound often, so maybe the cost per visit is only $100+ whereas mine cost $200+ because of the inclusion of ultrasound. Wait-wise, it can be 2-3 hours just to see the doctor, and additional 1 hour if you need to do a scan at KKH while I have never waited more than 30 mins for my own appointment at the private clinic.

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I'm running between MT E and KKH at the moment due to some complications to my pregnancy. What I have experienced is if you're on private route, KKH charges are just slightly cheaper than Mt E. To get a subsidised rate, you had to get a referral from polyclinic. In terms of doc consultation, you have a dedicated gynae if it's private hospital while for KKH, even if you're on private route, the doc consultation for outpatient may change? that's what's happening to me. I may be wrong. but one thing I have to say is that KKH has better sonographer compared to private gynae. Hope this helps!

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For private, it depends on individual doctor’s charges. It can range from $50 to $100 per visit. Some doctors offers packages as well. This is for doctor’s fees only (scans and labour charges). Hospital fees charges the same for all private patients (base charges).

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Yes both parents are singaporean