Barwon Health Maternity Services commenced providing maternity care to the Geelong community in 1954 at Baxter House. In 1999, a major redevelopment of the then named Geelong Hospital involved construction of the Bellerine Centre, with relocation of Maternity Services to the main hospital site.
Maternity Services cares for more than 2,500 pregnant women and their babies born at University Hospital Geelong each year.
We provide a comprehensive pregnancy, birthing, postnatal and newborn, and lactation (breastfeeding) service to support women in receiving the best care and support available to them.
If you have a Medicare card there are generally no out-of-pocket expenses for services provided by University Hospital Geelong Maternity Services. This applies to consultants and reviews with midwifery and obstetric staff, allied health support, and inpatient services. If you are not Medicare eligible, click here.
In some instances your specialist may refer you to have tests with another provided requiring an out-of-pocket expense. If you have any concerns or questions about this, you can discuss them at the time with you midwife or doctor. If you are experiencing financial hardship, our social work department will be able to help you. You midwife or doctor will be able to make this referral for you.
There are a number of pregnancy care options for women and their families.
Our staff are highly motivated and skilled professionals and include:
- Specialist medical staff
- Midwives and nurses
- Lactation consultants
- Social workers
- Reception and administration staff
Barwon Health Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
- Barwon Health is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.
- Everyone working at Barwon Health is responsible for the care and protection of children and reporting information about child abuse.
- We will ensure that our systems protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and respond to them consistently in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
- If any person believes a child is in immediate risk of abuse, call the police on 000.
Last Modified: Thursday, 25 July 2019