Uninsured childbirth services

Uninsured childbirth services

Out-of-country patient information for non-residents

Thank you for choosing Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) to deliver your baby. Costs vary depending on your resident status in Canada. At MSH, you can choose between having an obstetrician, midwife or family physician  deliver your baby. Contact the care provider of your choice to inquire about their fees. See below for contact information.

Hospital fees

The cost of a hospital stay can only be guaranteed on the day of delivery and can change without notice. MSH is not able to provide estimates for  physician or midwife fees. Please see the information below to help determine your potential hospital costs. Fees must be paid during the mandatory pre-registration visit.

Please note that no fees are guaranteed and may change without notice.

Package options are as follows: 

Package A - Vaginal Delivery (VD)

Room Cost
4 bed ward room $4,527.60
2 bed semi-private room $4,787.60
1 bed private $4,822.60

VD package includes nursing care, medication (epidural extra), basic blood work, food, accommodation, nursery fee for baby, plus *inpatient paediatrician services for a healthy newborn, for up to 48 hours. Additional admission days beyond 48 hours are billed at a per diem rate of $2,200 for mom and $600 for baby.

Package B - Caesarean Section (CS)

Room Cost
4 bed ward room $6,174.00
2 bed semi-private room $6,434.00
1 bed private $6,469.00

CS package includes hospital operating room, nursing care, medication (epidural/spinal extra), basic blood work, food, accommodation, nursery fee for baby, plus *inpatient paediatrician services for a healthy newborn, for up to 48 hours. Additional admission days beyond 48 hours are billed at a per diem rate of $2,200 for mom and $600 for baby.

Expectant mothers must pre-register to ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date for the delivery date. You will receive a pre-registration package  from your care provider. Please  complete the forms and bring them with you to the registration desk in the main lobby of the hospital when you are between 20 – 26 weeks pregnant. Should you not receive a package from your physician, all necessary paperwork can be obtained and completed during your pre-registration visit.

Obstetrician services

Obstetricians are physicians who specialize in providing complete pregnancy and birth care for low- or high-risk pregnancies. It is recommended that you find an obstetrician as soon as possible who has privileges at MSH; not all physicians accept non-insured patients.

Below is a list of physicians who have privileges at MSH. You can also visit our website to help you select a care provider.

Midwifery services

If you are a resident of Ontario and do not have OHIP, the cost of midwifery care is covered by the government as long as you live in Ontario and plan to stay here for at least six months after the baby is born. Additional funding is available (but not guaranteed) for ultrasounds, lab work and hospital fees; however, the amount that is covered varies. Information will be available once you register as a midwifery client. If you deliver your baby in the hospital with a midwife room, fees and other billable fees may apply.

For non-residents of Ontario (e.g., you are here on a visitor or student visa and are planning to return to your home country during your pregnancy or shortly after your birth), there is a fee for midwifery services in addition to hospital and lab work fees. The cost for a delivery on the unit is currently $1,000 for uninsured individuals.

You can select a community midwife clinic from one of our three partners: Midwifery Services of Durham, Markham Stouffville Midwives or Uxbridge Community Midwives

Family physicians

If you would like to use a family physician for your delivery, use our website to search for a family physician who has training in obstetrics.

You may also contact the Health for All Family Health Team online or Markham Family Health Team  to find a care provider who delivers at MSH.