Australian rural healthcare and a broke pregnant American girl ...
September 15, 2012 10:05 PM Subscribe
My sister-in-law is somewhere in NSW, Australia, pregnant, and a US citizen ... are we supposed to be freaking out? Links to pages of how a US citizen gets healthcare in AUS appreciated.
posted by Risingfenix to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, my sister-in-law is pregnant, with what we are reasonably safe to assume to be a high risk-pregnancy. She recently dropped everything in the US to move across the world to Australia and live with a guy she met online. And she's happy, so good for her.
However, from what we ... and her ... understand about the Australian healthcare system, the girl that spent all of her money to get to Aus and move in with a guy in a very rural part of the country should come back to the US to deal with the possible complications of pregnancy.
Is there a way for her to get cheap or free pre-natal care in Australia ... or does she need to come back, like the rest of us insist?
Wish I knew more, but the extent of my Australian knowledge consists of one night in a bar in Seoul, when a bunch of Aussie soldiers showed us what the word 'drinking' really meant ...