GraceFull Classic Care
Prenatal Classic Care
This care is what you will find at most freestanding birthing centers and home birth practices in the Southern California area. All of your visits are private with one of our midwives in our birthing suites to provide you with a relaxed home-like environment while offering our nationally accredited medical standards of care. You will alternate prenatal care with all of our midwives so you get comfortable with who will be by your side when your day comes. We have flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends to work around high Los Angeles traffic times and family working schedules. These private meetings allow you to bring friends and family members to your visits so they can be part of this journey.
If you are birthing at home your 36-week visit will be in your home so a midwife can see where the tub will go and confirm you have everything you need for your birth.
Post-Partum Classic Care
After your baby is born a Licensed Midwife will come back to your home within 24-48 hours after the birth to check in not only on you but also your baby. You will then come back to GraceFull for private one on one meetings at 1 week, 3 weeks and 6 weeks. You are also able to come to our free Mama and Baby Gatherings at GraceFull lead by one of our midwives every week from 10:30 - noon to meet other mamas, weight your baby and be part of our community for 6 months after you give birth.
|Classic Care Home Birth||Classic Care Birthing Center|
|Uninsured Cash or Check/Debit Early Pay Fees||$6,000.00||$7,000.00|
|Paid in full by the 36th week of pregnancy. No insurance billing services included, but superbills can be provided. You may also use your insurance for all labs and ultrasounds.|
|Medi-Cal, Tri-Care, or Kaiser||We are unable to accept these insurances for your midwifery fees or facility fees. You will be considered a cash pay client and must pay in full by the 36th week of pregnancy. You may use your insurance for all labs and ultrasounds.|
|HMO||You will need to work with our biller and help with the negotiations on your end to get it covered. This can take time and persistence, but it can be done!|
|Blue Shield PPO||$6,000.00
No insurance billing services included; superbill only
|$6,000.00 Insurance billing services included|
|Should your insurance be billed (superbill or other), you will receive money back from Blue Shield for your midwifery fees based on your deductible and co-insurance.|
|Other PPO Insurance||Cost varies based on your deductible and co-insurance, but in general, they are very supportive of birthing center births and have paid us in full. Our biller will give you an estimate. You pay the estimate by your 36th week of pregnancy and GraceFull will bill the difference.|
|Health Share Plans||Please understand your group’s regulations, but in general, they are very supportive of out-of-hospital births and have paid us in full. Health Share plans can be used in addition to insurance plans. Clients have recommended Liberty, Unity, Solidarity, and Altura.|
Blue Shield Explained
We are an “In-Network” provider for our facility and have “In-Network Exceptions” for midwifery services. Blue Shield sends the facility fee checks to us and the midwifery services fee checks to you. We have had too many families in the past deposit the midwifery fee checks they receive into their own bank accounts instead of forwarding the checks to GraceFull. That is the reason why we ask that you pay for the midwifery service fees up front. Please note, Blue Shield will not let any midwifery practices go in network with our midwifery service fees. If you have an issue with this please call Blue Shield and ask them to start sending the Midwifery Service Fees to the midwives (that will help out all of the midwives in town!)
Cash Prices must be paid by 36 weeks. No matter which plan you choose you can always use your insurance for labs and ultrasounds. And yes! we work with your insurance with our in-house biller. If you would like to use your insurance for Community Care, please contact Nicole Lee at Natural Health Advocate firstname.lastname@example.org.
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