BOOKING

If you are interested in scheduling a tour or booking the birth centre,

please call: (403) 284-5950, or

email: arbourinfo@shaw.ca

 

*Early inquiring to view the birth center is encouraged.  Booking is suggested between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy.  Booking is for an available suite at the time of your labour, rather than for a specific suite.

Fees

The fee for use of the Arbour Birth Centre is $500.00 plus GST of $25.00 for a total of $525.00 

This amount is divided into 2 portions: 

  1. a non-refundable Booking Fee of $78.75 (including GST) payable at booking to provide for communications, paperwork and the medications required to be purchased for each woman who books,

  2. a User Fee of $446.25 (including GST) to be paid by end of 36 weeks of pregnancy.  All User Fee payments are held in trust until after the baby has been born so that this portion is able to be refunded if the birth center is not used for any part of the labour or birth.  

Families who decide in their last month of pregnancy that they would like to use the birth center are encouraged to contact Arbour Birth Center for availability and booking. 

Refunds

If the fee has been paid but a birth suite is not entered during any time of labour or delivery, then the User Fee portion of $472.50 ($450 plus $22.50 GST) will be refunded. Please email arbourinfo@shaw.ca to request a refund.

October 1, 2019: increased costs of medications needing to be purchased for each woman who books necessitates an increase in the non-refundable portion of the total fee from $50.00 plus $2.50 GST (10%) to $75.00 plus $3.75 GST (15%).  This increase will apply to all those who first contact the birth center after September 30, 2019. 

payment methods

Payment is preferred either by a cheque made payable to Arbour Birth Centre, or by an e-mail money transfer to arbourinfo@shaw.ca.  If you prefer to pay by cash please make an appointment to meet Arbour Birth Centre personnel.

Please Note - The Birth Centre does not accept debit or credit cards for payment.

There are a number of payment options available, including:

  1. One payment of the entire fee ($525.00)

  2. Payment of the Booking Fee at the time of booking, and payment of the User Fee by the 36th week of your pregnancy.

  3. Instalment payments throughout the pregnancy.

  4. By special arrangement with the Birth Centre management, instalment payments that extend beyond the due date to accommodate individual financial situations.

It is suggested that you inquire into coverage for Birth Centre fees, for a midwifery attended birth, through any extended health coverage you may hold.

If you have any questions or require further information, please call the Arbour Birth Centre at (403) 284-5950 and we will be happy to assist you.