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/benefits plan through your employer, this expense may be summitted by you and reimbursed as a “Private Hospital Room” expense. **Note: we are a private medical facility and are not registered as a hospital with most insurers. It may also be claimable through Health/Wellness Spending Account. We do not direct bill to your insurance company and we have no information regarding what your plan will cover. Please call them directly to find out.

Birth centre fees can also be claimed as a medical expense on your income tax.

**We issue receipts with each payment but the “official” receipt for insurance isn’t given until after the birth (because we may end up refunding).

Upon registration you may choose to pay in full or to pay in installments. If paying in installments:

1st Payment: non-refundable registration fee of $210 (includes tax) is required to secure your booking

2nd Payment: $236.25 (includes tax) will be required at 32 weeks

3rd Payment: $236.25 (includes tax) 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 registration fee 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 $210 is non-refundable.

We understand that birth doesn’t always go as expected. If medical complications or other unforeseen circumstances arise and you are unable to birth with us, you will receive a refund of the total less the non-refundable registration fee ($472.50). 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.c

Donating your refund to the Lucina Family Support Fund

You can make someone else’s out-of-hospital birthing dream come true!

In the event that you do not use the birth centre and you would like to donate your fee to the Lucina Family Support Fund, it will go toward someone in our community who face systematic and financial barriers and could not otherwise afford the birth centre fees (people of colour, Indigenous birthers, LGBTQ+). The families that receive these donation are profoundly impacted and incredibly grateful!

If you’d like to donate your refund, please click here or email us at birthcentre@lucinamidwives.ca.