We look forward to welcoming you to St Vincent’s Private Hospital Maternity Unit, Toowoomba. Our maternity staff know that having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life and we pride ourselves on providing supportive, high quality care before, during and after the birth of your baby.
St Vincent’s Maternity, Toowoomba, provides an integrated collaborative team of obstetricians, midwives and breastfeeding experts who will guide you in the planning and development of your pregnancy, delivery and care of your baby.
Prior to your stay
After your booking has been confirmed, we’ll be in touch with you to discuss the details of your hospital stay.
During your stay
What to expect during your stay with us, through labour and birth and caring for your baby.
Labour and birth
We have 4 private birthing suites – comfortable, spacious rooms with en suite. Our experienced midwives will be there to guide and support you through labour and the birth of your baby.Read more
Special care nursery
Some newborn babies need extra care from specially trained staff. St Vincent's Private Hospital, Toowoomba level 4 special care nursery is the only one of its kind in Toowoomba.Read more
Caring for your baby
When you choose the St Vincent's Private Hospital, Toowoomba’s Maternity will help you with breastfeeding and learning to care for your baby during your stay with us.Read more
Support and services
Pastoral care and specialised health services are some of the extra services we offer our new mothers and their partners.Read more
After your stay
After your baby is born, we’re happy to continue giving you support for as long as you need it.
Your obstetrician and midwifery staff will confirm when you and your baby are ready to go home. Transition to home is day 3 or 4 for uncomplicated births and day 4 or 5 for caesarean births.Read more
Useful information and contacts
New parents can get help and advice on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, caring for their family and more from these useful groups and helplines.Read more
Baby and parenting support
New mothers who are struggling to cope with their baby can come stay with us and receive on-on-one education sessions to help them manage.Read more
Mental health support
Anxiety and depression are common during pregnancy and following birth. We offer our mothers, mothers-to-be and partners expert psychological support free of charge.Read more
Your maternity questions answered
No, you don’t need to have private health insurance to give birth in a private maternity hospital. Many mothers choose to be self-funded and pay the full out-of-pocket costs.
If you’re planning to be self-funded, your estimated hospital expenses must be paid on admission. Any additional costs incurred during your stay are payable on discharge.
In Australia, our public hospitals offer a safe and affordable option for pregnancy care and birth. If you choose a public hospital, midwives will look after you during pregnancy and birth. Doctors are on hand to help with any complications.
You may be lucky and get to stay in a private room but many rooms are shared. You’ll normally stay 1 or 2 days.
If you have a Medicare card, most of the costs will be covered.
In a private hospital you’ll have your choice of obstetrician for your pregnancy care and they will attend the birth, as long as they’re available.
Most private hospitals offer well-appointed private rooms with ensuites, room service and other services at no extra cost.
If you are a member of a health fund, it is important to check the following prior to your hospital admission:
1. Your health fund will cover the cost of your obstetric admission and accommodation.
2. How long you have been with your fund? If you have been a member of your health fund for less than 12 months, your fund may not accept liability for the costs of admission.
3. Pharmacy, pathology, imaging and x-rays may attract additional charges. Check if your fund covers any of these.
4. Medical and allied health practitioner fees may be billed separately by the practitioners. These are not included in the estimate from the hospital.
Still have questions? Let us help
Download an information pack
Learn more about having your baby at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Toowoomba.
Watch our online tour
St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Toowoomba offers virtual tours of our facilities followed by Q&A sessions so our mums-to-be can feel more comfortable with their surroundings.
Please feel free to contact the Toowoomba Maternity Team.
22 - 36 Scott Street, Toowoomba, 4350
Ph: (07) 4690 4000