Payment

Fees

The cost to use the Lucina Birth Centre facility is $650 +GST. This is not covered by Alberta Health Services.

If you have supplementary health insurance or benefits plan through employer, this expense is often covered and reimbursed as a “Private Hospital Room.” You can also deduct the birth centre fees from your income tax as a medical expense. If you have questions about payment options, please contact us.

Upon registration you may choose to pay in full or to pay in installments. If paying in installments, a non-refundable deposit of $131.25 is required with your registration, a second payment of $225 will be required at 32 weeks, and the remainder of $326.25 must be paid by 37 weeks. You can access your online account and make payments anytime you’d like, in any amount you’d like. Please email if you need a customized payment plan.

Fees can be paid online with credit card, by e-transfer to birthcentre@lucinamidwives.ca, or in person with cash, cheque, or credit card. If choosing to pay by installments by cheque, your deposit and two post-dated cheques must be provided upon registration. You must contact us ahead of time to set-up a time to drop off payment in-person as we don’t have full time reception.

Refund Policy

Your registration deposit of 131.25 is non-refundable.

We understand that birth rarely goes as expected. If medical complications or other unforeseen circumstances arise and you are unable to birth at Lucina, you will receive a full refund ($551.25). As long as the room is not used, a refund may be requested.

Please note, we do not issue refunds for fast births where the room was used for less time than expected, or if a transfer from the birth centre to the hospital is required. Because we have very thorough cleaning and laundering policies, if the birth room is used, the full fee applies.

To request a refund please contact us by email at birthcentre@lucinamidwives.ca

In the event you do not use the Birth Centre and you are able to donate your fee, it will go toward someone who would otherwise not be able to use the Birth Centre for their birth. This is greatly appreciated!