Costs and Coverage
Among the many advantages of a TBI stay is a much lower cost in comparison to a hospital stay. However, it is important that you understand what your individual out-of-pocket expenses will be, based on what your insurance policy covers.
*Please note: Midwife fees are additional to birth center fees and are billed separately.*
- You can register to give birth at TBI once you have reached 36 weeks. Clients are eligible to use the facility for their birth between weeks 37 and 42 of their pregnancy. Additionally, please ask your midwife to be sure and send your health records as soon as you register, so your registration can be completed and your health insurance benefits can be verified in plenty of time for baby’s arrival!
- Completed registrations include: Consent forms signed, health records on file and registration fee paid by week 36 of your pregnancy. Please include delivery due date and care provider information.
- Clients must register in person during regular business hours. Please allow up to 30 minutes for your registration process as there are a number policies to read through and understand, as well as consent forms to be signed. We want to take the time to answer any questions you may have, and to make sure you feel ready to have your baby at TBI.
- Be sure to have all of your updated insurance cards with you, as all policies must be billed by TBI. There may be secondary policies for coverage that you may not have considered, such as that of a spouse, or a parent if you are under 26 years of age.
- A reservation fee of $325 is due upon registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, money orders, personal checks, and cash.
- All birth centers in The State of Washington are required under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-329-095 to secure a second trained person is immediately available in the birth center during each birth. To fulfill this duty and ensure optimal safety for each birth, it is The Birthing Inn’s policy to reserve a qualified midwife assistant on your behalf. Midwife assistants, or MAs, are trained in neonatal and adult resuscitation. They are each well versed in birth center procedures and available to assist your midwife any time, night or day, 365 days a year.