Pregnancy is like running a marathon. It requires a lot of effort on the woman’s part. Similar to a marathon, the external conditions for pregnancies matter a whole lot. So choosing a hospital and ensuring it is the right fit for you is an extremely important step. This is why we’ve decided to break down the KKH gynae charges you should know in advance if you’re expecting.
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) is a popular choice among pregnant mums in Singapore to have their babies. The hospital provides all the necessary tests and provisions for delivery that will allow you to handle your pregnancy in one place without any hassle.
So if you’re looking at KKH delivery charges to kickstart your budgeting for the baby – along with everything else you need to do – we’re here to help. From your first visit to the gynaecologist to the actual delivery, we have collated KKH gynae charges to help you make a more informed decision.
This is also to help you better prepare yourself for any finances you will need to prepare for so that you don’t get too overwhelmed with the KKH gynae charges you will be faced with.
KKH Gynae Charges: First Trimester Prenatal Checkups
Outpatient KKH Gynae Charges (Women)
Image Source: KKH
KKH gynae charges for consultation: Prices stated above are based on the maximum subsidy for Singapore Citizens and may vary depending on the patient’s eligibility.
Subsidised Rates For Women’s Outpatient Charges
While pregnancy overall can be pretty expensive, you can save on cost when you opt for a public hospital, such as KKH, and if you’re a Singapore citizen.
If you’re eligible for a subsidy, you can inquire about your first consultation. However, do note that the gynaecologist attending to you at each session may differ depending on availability.
You will receive team-based care led by an assigned specialist. But be rest assured because you will be given the same quality of care, regardless of your subsidy status.
Do keep in mind this consultation fee DOES NOT include other costs such as medication, laboratory tests, x-rays, etc.
*Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for subsidised rates if:
- A polyclinic or A&E of a restructured hospital has referred you. It is only applicable if you are not receiving treatment for the same medical condition/s in KKH, at non-subsidised rates.
- You are referred from a restructured hospital where you are receiving treatment at subsidised rates.
- A General Practitioner under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) has referred you.
- You are discharged as an inpatient from a B2+, B2 or C ward class, and were receiving treatment at subsidised rates.
Non-Subsidised Rates For Women’s Outpatient Charges
On the other hand, if you’re not eligible for a subsidy, your private first consultation (private) requires a lump sum of money. Fortunately, the subsequent consultation fees will be cheaper, depending on your KK hospital delivery package.
Similarly, your KKH subsidised delivery bill might also include other hospital charges such as medication, laboratory tests, x-rays, etc.
Non-subsidised rates apply if you are:
- A self-referred or walk-in patient.
- Referred by a General Practitioner or private hospital, with or without choosing a specific doctor.
- A restructured hospital where you are a private patient, with or without choosing a specific doctor, has referred you.
- Referred from a polyclinic to a specific doctor.
- Discharged as an inpatient from an A or B1 ward class, or received treatment at non-subsidised rates from a B2+, B2 or C ward class.
If you’re on your first pregnancy, you may also want to follow your gynaecologist’s recommendations on the supplements prescribed, just to be on the safe side.
Knowing what you need to buy, you can then search for the same kind of supplements from pharmacies elsewhere at lower costs.
Prenatal Checkups – Second & Third Trimester
Most private gynaecologists will offer what is called a prenatal package after week 13. The package involves paying a lump sum that will cover subsequent costs on visits, rather than paying for each visit individually.
Depending on your gynaecologist, they could price the package such that it would be more cost-effective for you, so long as you stick to the same gynae.
Of course, depending on the gynaecologist you have chosen to go with, the package fee and coverage may differ. On average, you can expect to pay $150 to $250 for private gynaecologists per visit. Some packages may include supplements as well.
However, if you opt for check-ups at public hospitals like KKH, the total charges will be around $500 or higher.
Inpatient Hospital Charges (Women)
When it comes to the delivery or possible complications arising from the pregnancy, you may be required to stay at the hospital overnight. Below is a table of the KKH delivery suite you can expect.
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Bed charges for Class B2+/B2/C are estimated based on the maximum subsidy level for Singapore Citizens and may vary depending on the patient’s eligibility.
Daily ward fees vary, depending on which bed class you have chosen. Do note that the bed charges do not include other hospital charges (e.g. Daily Treatment fee, medication, laboratory and imaging tests etc.).
Delivery of Baby
If you think that the charges for consultation and other costs building up to the actual delivery are expensive, the actual delivery costs take the cake.
In the table below, you can take a look at the estimates across the wards for KKH gynae charges for delivery (normal delivery and caesarean section). The following data is taken from the Ministry of Health (MOH).
KKH Delivery Charges: Estimated Hospital Bills For Childbirth
Breakdown of the total hospital bill for KKH gynae charges (normal delivery):
||Average Length of Stay*
Breakdown of the total hospital bill for KKH delivery charges (caesarean section)
||Average Length of Stay*
Average Length of Stay*: Average length of stay for the condition/procedure.
Low ($)*: 1 in 4 patients pay less than this amount
Middle ($)*: 1 in 2 patients pay less than this amount
High ($)*: 3 in 4 patients pay less than this amount
To determine the specific charges in your KKH delivery bill, we suggest you use the KK Hospital Gynae bill calculator available on their website. This helps you find out the estimated cost depending on your situation.
With 28 private delivery rooms, KKH’s Delivery Suite witnesses the births of 30 to 35 babies every day. (Source: KKH)
Earlier on, we talked about prenatal packages. As an alternative, you can check out the KK hospital delivery package that varies for different procedures.
Patients can choose from Class A1 to Class B1 packages that include the KKH delivery suite for mums and their companions.
You can expect a team of trained doctors to be involved in assessing your labour but your chosen obstetrician will still be conducting the delivery.
Cost Per Day
|B2+ (5 Beds)
|B2 (6 Beds)
|C (6 Beds) | Women’s Wards
|C (8 Beds) | Children’s Wards
Remember, KKH delivery packages are not all-inclusive. Doctor’s professional fees, non-standard services, items in excess of package inclusion and all neonatal-related charges are not included.
All other procedures and investigations that are not included in the package will be charged based on usage.
MediSave Maternity Package (MMP)
Thankfully, there are a number of financing schemes to help Singaporeans offset healthcare costs, such as conception support.
KKH gynae charges can be expensive but there are ways that you can receive help. (Source: File photo)
Under the MediSave Maternity Package, mums can expect to get some relief from delivery expenses as well; pre-delivery medical expenses such as prenatal consultations, ultrasound scans, tests, medications, as well as for delivery expenses.
This KK hospital maternity package offers an option to mums with tight budgets. They are applicable in both public and private hospitals.
Here’s a rough breakdown of how much you may withdraw:
- Up to $900 for pre-delivery medical expenses,
- An additional surgical withdrawal limit between $750 (vaginal) and $2,150 (caesarean), depending on the type of delivery procedure, and
- Up to $900 for each day in the hospital
*Do take note that Medisave covers hospitalisation only if the period of stay is more than 8 hours.
There are also other costs that Medisave can cover, for instance:
- Daily hospital charges (ward charges, treatment fees, investigation fees, medication)
- Delivery and pre-delivery charges
- Operation charges
- Hepatitis B vaccination for newborns
The above-outlined scheme consists of just the basic details and assumes delivery without any major complications. Always refer to your plans for full details.
The prices stated on the hospital websites are just a guide as each individual’s conditions are different. You may find that there are many additional costs incurred that you may not be aware of.
To be sure, always check with your doctor and additional information on your condition for a more accurate representation of your cost of pregnancy and delivery.
While your baby is important, remember that your health and comfort remains paramount.
This article was updated by Kaira De la Rosa.
Please check with your hospital for the latest charges. This article lists prices from 2022.