Dr Melody Jackson works in the clinic at Norwest Private Hospital Medical Suites.
Antenatal visits are routinely bulk-billed.
Postnatal visits (1 - 1.5 hours) incur a gap fee of approximately $90. Any follow up appointments that are required are bulk-billed. Please ring for further information.
All children under 16 years of age are routinely bulk billed for all appointments including vaccinations.
All staff in the medical suite are fully vaccinated and are being swabbed every three days, regardless of where they live. Melody's own children are not in daycare and are cared for at home by fully vaccinated nannies, thus minimising Melody's risk of contracting COVID outside of work.
All adult patients attending appointments must also have a negative COVID swab in the preceding 72 hours, regardless of home address or vaccination status. If anybody is displaying any respiratory symptoms, we strongly ask that you call to reschedule your appointment.
While I would normally recommend this, due to the current COVID restrictions, only the Mum and Baby are allowed into the consulting rooms. Mum's must have a negative COVID swab from within the preceding 72 hours in order to be able to enter the hospital where the consulting rooms are located. Babies and children are not required to have a negative swab
Please bring your baby and their blue book. If you are using nipple shields or other devices, you will also need to bring these.
Dr Melody Jackson does not do any home visits.
Terri Rochester performs all home visits and works within a 20-30 minute radius of Bella Vista.
Home visits cost $200 and there is no Medicare rebate on these items. If you have Private Health Insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate according to your level of cover.