Fees & Costs
How much does it cost to use your services?
The global fee for our services is $4200.
We are a small practice and take a limited number of clients per month to ensure that we will be present for your birth! All clients are required to make a minimum $500 deposit by their second visit to ensure their place in our calendar. Unless other arrangements are made and agreed to, all fees must be paid in full when we go on call for you at 36 weeks.
Do you accept insurance? Do you accept Medicaid?
The short answer is yes. While WomanWise is not an in network provider with any insurance carrier, we do work with a billing service for insurance billing for those clients whose plan covers homebirth with an out of network provider. As yet, CPMs in MD, DE & PA are not recognized providers with Medicaid, so Medicaid does not reimburse for our services..
For families with a Healthcare Sharing Plan, we provide an invoice at the conclusion of care which the client submits. in most cases, healthcare sharing plans cover all of the fee for our services.
I don't have insurance or my insurance plan doesn't cover homebirth. How can I pay for my homebirth? Do you offer a sliding scale fee?
WomanWise happily works with self-pay clients to find a way to pay for their care. As a small independent practice, we have a limited number of spaces each year for discounted fees. We believe that finances shouldn't be a barrier to having the birth you want. We can tailor payment plans to your budget and are open to barter arrangements*. Potential clients who are receiving assistance (food stamps, WIC, Medicaid) may qualify for a reduced fee. For those in financial need we offer a sliding scale fee ranging from $2800 - $4200; together we can determine the fee that will work for you.
We accept cash, check, PayPal and credit card/HSA payments with Square. There is a 3% fee for PayPal & credit cards.
- When bartering there is no discounted fee, our barter arrangements are for the full fee of $4200