Registration & Insurance

Take time before your due date to learn what labor and delivery care your insurance plan covers and register to give birth at Birthways. Read Mary Greeley Medical Center’s answers to common registration and billing questions.

What Will My Insurance Cover?

If you're pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, ask your insurance provider:

  • What prenatal care, labor and birth, and postpartum services are covered?
  • What's my deductible (the amount you pay for your health care each year before your benefits kick in)? What amount or percentage of my care will my insurance pay after I meet the deductible?
  • What's my copayment, or copay (the set payment defined in your insurance policy and paid by you each time you access a medical service)?
  • What's my co-insurance (the percentage you pay after meeting your deductible until you meet your out-of-pocket maximum)?
  • What's my out-of-pocket maximum (the most you'll have to pay each fiscal year) for which I'm responsible?

Financial Assistance

Reach out to Mary Greeley's Financial Counseling Office at 515-239-2111 if you have concerns about paying for your care or you don't have insurance. You may be able to access programs to help lower costs.

Why Do I Need to Register?

Registering helps ensure we have all the information we need to prepare for your care, so you can focus on meeting your baby. Expect to provide your contact and insurance information.

You can register using:

What to Expect

After you register and before your due date, Mary Greeley's financial department may verify your insurance coverage and call you to discuss what you will owe for your hospital care. Your obstetrician or midwife, anesthesiologists, and any other providers you or your baby get care from will bill you separately.

Deliver Your Baby at Birthways

Save time and help us best prepare for your care by letting us know you’ve chosen Birthways.

Register Today

Contact our Business Office

Communicate securely about your billing question online using your MyChart account and click "Ask Customer Service" in the Message Center.

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Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010