Visiting Midwifery Service

The Visiting Midwifery Service (VMS) is available to most women attending KEMH and the Family Birth Centre who reside within approximately a 40km radius from the hospital. Women who live outside this limit can see their GP, Child Health Nurse or local hospital for postnatal support.

The VMS operates seven days a week (including public holidays) and can be contacted on (08) 6458 1530. They will also answer any questions you may have and provide advice and support about care for you and your baby.

The midwife will visit you at home each day until your baby is five days old, or longer if needed. The community child health nurse will then be available to continue your care at clinic visits.

The service operates seven-days-a-week including public holidays. Please be available for the midwife’s visit between 8.00am to 4.30pm each day. Due to distance and time constraints we are unable to give allocated times for each visit.

In Australia, overseas visitors, overseas students and patients who are not eligible for Medicare under their current VISA arrangements are required to pay for the cost of their health care. Please contact the Overseas Liaison Officer on (08) 6458 1066 or email to obtain information regarding fees for your appointment.

Overseas patient fees

Hospital fees for patients who are not eligible for Medicare are set by the WA Department of Health. Overseas visitors and overseas students are required to pay for the cost of their care. Calls made to the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) by Medicare ineligible patients, such as overseas visitors and overseas students, will incur a charge. 

More information about overseas patient fees.

Last Updated: 05/07/2022