Medical Aid Client Information:

Description Private Luxury Family Room Semi-Private In-House Room

Medical Aid clients are charged according to the Life Healthcare
scale of benefits as negotiated by your medical aid.
R1,500.00
(Private Room Fee, partner stays over)

You may choose your birth with a Private Midwife or a Genesis Staff Midwife (respective fees apply, please view below)

No upfront Semi-Private Room Fee

You may choose your birth with a Private Midwife or a Genesis Staff Midwife (respective fees apply, please view below)

For a Natural Birth, your stay is 48 hours from admission.
(Plan dependant)
Medical Aid clients are charged according to the Life Healthcare
scale of benefits as negotiated by your medical aid.
Duration of your stay is dependant on your Medical Aid.
Medical Aid clients are charged according to the Life Healthcare
scale of benefits as negotiated by your medical aid.
Duration of your stay is dependant on your Medical Aid.
If a Caesarean Section is needed, your stay is 72 hrs from admission.
(Plan dependant)
Medical Aid clients are charged according to the Life Healthcare
scale of benefits as negotiated by your medical aid.
Medical Aid clients are charged according to the Life Healthcare
scale of benefits as negotiated by your medical aid.

Important Information

Medical aid clients will be charged according to the Life Healthcare scale of benefits, as negotiated by your medical aid. You are responsible for enquiring with your Medical Aid. The duration of your stay is dependant on your Medical Aid plan.

In the event that you may need to undergo an emergency caesarean, your medical aid will be charged according to the Life Healthcare scale of benefits as negotiated by your medical aid.  Please note if you have a Foreign Medical Aid, Medical Insurance or Top Up Policies, please send us an email addressed to the Finance Department at genesisenquiries@lifehealthcare.co.za.  

 Please note that women who have had a previous C-section and would like to try for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean), must use the services of a private midwifeRead here for more information about choosing a private midwife.

Birthing in the Private Luxury Family Room

 If you choose to birth in the Private Luxury Family Room, you will need to pay an upfront Private Room Fee of R1 500.00. Read here for more information about birthing in a Private Luxury Family Room. 

 If you choose to birth with a Private Midwife, you will be billed directly by the Private Midwife. 

 If you choose to birth with a Genesis Staff Midwife in a Private Luxury Family Room, you will need to pay the upfront staff midwife delivery fee of R4 000.00, as well as the R1 500.00 Private Room Fee. This is dependant on whether there is availability for the private rooms on the day you give birth.  Read here for more information about the fees for the Genesis In-House Consultations.

Birthing in the In-House Birth Unit

 If you choose to birth in the In-House Birth Unit, with a Genesis staff midwife, you will need to pay an upfront staff midwife delivery fee of R4 000.00. Read here for more information about the fees for the Genesis In-House Consultations.

If you choose to birth in the In-House Birth Unit, with a Private Midwife, you will be billed directly by the private midwife. Read here for more information about choosing a private midwife for your maternity care.

You should contact your medical aid to obtain details of the billing and fees charged for the following:

Private Midwives. This fee must be settled directly with the private midwife. You or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee. Read here for more information about choosing a private midwife for your maternity care.

Genesis Staff Midwife In-House Consultation and Delivery Fees. You or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee. Read here for more information about the fees for the Genesis In-House Consultations.

Genesis affiliated back-up obstetrician, in the event of a caesarean section. This fee must be settled directly with the obstetrician. You or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee. View the contact details for the list of Obstetricians here.

The anaesthetist’s fee for performing an epidural. This fee must be settled directly with the anaesthetist. You or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee.

 Any other external other service providers, such as scans, Lancet laboratory fees, Private Doulas.

Additional meals are charged at R60 per extra meal.

Antenatal overnight observation during pregnancy. This fee must be settled directly with Genesis Clinic. You or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee.

 Additional night for Mom & Baby, not negotiated by your medical aid. You will be responsible for this fee.

Billibed hire. You or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee.

Any additional NST’s during pregnancy. The first three are free.

Bestmed and Medihelp Necesse clients have a shorter stay for a normal delivery ~ 12 hours from time of admission. If you would like to stay longer than this time, additional fees will apply.

 Medical insurance clients are considered private clients. If a letter of guarantee is supplied from the medical insurance company, you do not need to pay a deposit. Any shortfall however, is payable.

If required, transfer/medical costs of baby to a hospital. You will be responsible for this fee.  Alternatively you need to have access to R100 000 immediately to admit your baby into another private facility's Neonatal ICU.)  For this reason it is highly recommended that your baby be put onto a medical aid before the birth. You, or your medical aid will be responsible for this fee.

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