Cost of Care



All insurance plans in the State of Florida are required by law to cover midwifery services.

Florida law requires that maternity care coverage include the services of certified nurse-midwives and midwives licensed pursuant to Chapter 467 and the services of birth centers licensed under ss. 383.30-383.335.-- emphasis supplied [See Florida Statutes, s.626.6406; s.627.6574; and s. 641.31(18)]. In requiring such coverage, Section 467.002, F.S. specifically recognizes the need for a person to have the freedom to choose the manner, cost and setting for giving birth. The law requires that maternity coverage include midwifery services and provides that an insured or enrollee be given the option of choosing the setting for receiving such services. Therefore, no HMO contract or insurance policy may directly or indirectly deny reimbursement for midwifery services rendered in a home birth setting."

We are in-network providers with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Avmed & United.

If you have another plan and can access out-of-network benefits these benefits will often cover 70-80% of our fees, less your deductible. Lab work, costs of any additional testing and hospital fees are covered by most plans on an in-network basis, even if your care providers are out-of-network. Contact your insurance company for more information and verification of out-of-network benefits.

Please call us with individual questions about insurance coverage, our fees and payment plans.

Additional Expenses

Non-routine laboratory costs, cord blood collection for banking, specialist physician examinations, labor coaching, prenatal vitamins and childbirth education classes.

Additional medical care may be needed in individual circumstances and may include medical consultations, treatment, sonograms, special studies, non-routine lab work, etc.  You may not require any of these additional services; however, it is wise to consider the possibility in your financial planning as most doctors, and hospitals require payment at the time their service is rendered.

Financial Arrangements

Hollywood Birth Center accepts most health insurance carriers. If you are paying by insurance, you are responsible for any deductibles, co-payments, and other services necessary during the OB care that the insurance company does not cover. All ultrasounds and laboratory testing will be billed to your insurance provider by the entity providing the service.

For self-pay clients, your full balance is due by the 32nd week of pregnancy.  Fees are payable in installments or in full and may be made in the form of cash, check, money order, Amex, Master Card, or Visa.  Failure to pay in full by 32 weeks will result in suspension of care with a referral to a county hospital.

If you have questions about financial arrangements, please contact the office.  Our office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.