So, I'm a little annoyed with my ob practice.
The other day, I was afraid that something was up with baby because he was not being very active, and he "failed" a kick count. So, I figured I'd call the on-call number like they said to do. Much to my surprise, the message says that non-emergency call-backs are subject to a $35 fee. Even during normal business hours. I take it this is just a fee for calling you back.
Today, I called them about completing my FMLA paperwork. They told me it will be another $35 fee to complete the paperwork. (The lady asked me if that was ok when she told me about the fee. And, I was like, "do I have a choice?" Zing.)
They also have a $50 no-show fee if you just don't show up for an appointment. This fee I totally get, and it applies to all their patients, not just us pregnants.
Neither of these fees are disclosed in the OB Patient Services Agreement I signed. That document lists their fees for pre-natal care and a vaginal, c-section, or VBAC delivery. Shouldn't calling me back and completing some paperwork be included in that?
Does your OB charge you random fees for things like these?