Home / Patient Information / Free Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans

Free Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans

We aim to provide an affordable and accessible service and we are pleased to offer free pregnancy ultrasound scans to New Zealand residents. We are the only ultrasound provider in the Waikato to offer free pregnancy scans 6 days a week (exceptions and conditions apply, see below for details).

What scans are free?

Most pregnancy scans performed during normal business hours (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday) are free of charge with the exception of the 20-week anatomy scan and some scans of twins. However, there are limited free appointments available each day for 20-week anatomy scans for Community Services Cardholders. 

Surcharges may apply to pregnancy scans performed after 5pm, or on the weekend. We'll confirm any surcharges with you when you book your appointment. Private bonding scans are also excluded.

To be eligible for free pregnancy scans, you must be a New Zealand resident and you must have a valid referral form from a midwife, doctor, or specialist. If you are not a New Zealand resident, or you do not have a referral form, full private prices apply. Contact us for more information.

If you have a multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins), a fee may apply to certain scans. This is because the Ministry of Health funding does not cover the extra work required to thoroughly scan a multiple pregnancy.

 

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, bookings are essential to ensure you can get an appointment time that suits you best. Please contact us on 07 929 4151 or use our online booking form.

If you have a Community Services card and wish to have a free 20-week anatomy scan, it is recommended this appointment is booked 1 month or more in advance.