Pregnant Women - COVID-19 maternity care at Flinders Medical Centre

As part of the state-wide response to the global COVID-19 Pandemic, Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is the dedicated hospital to provide care to COVID-19 positive maternity patients across the state.

You can be reassured, our hospital has dedicated pathways to ensure non-COVID-19 patients remain safe, with COVID-19 patients remaining separate at all times to minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure to others.

Both non-COVID-19 and COVD-19 pregnant women will receive safe, high-quality and respectful care at FMC at all times.

Information for non-COVID-19 pregnant women at FMC

If you are currently receiving antenatal care or planning to birth at FMC, please be reassured that it is safe to do so.

Your healthcare team will continue to keep you informed throughout your pregnancy care journey with us.

Information for COVID-19 positive pregnant women

If you are a COVID-19 positive pregnant woman and need to attend hospital to birth or receive care, you will be cared for at FMC if you are:

  • greater than 16 weeks gestation
  • less than 16 weeks gestation and have pregnancy-related complications
  • Note: in some situations, COVID-19 pregnant women may also be cared for or have their babies delivered at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital if clinically required.

Your safety is paramount, and each case will be managed with the safety of you and your baby as the number one priority.

To ensure everyone is kept safe, if you are COVID-19 positive and attend FMC you can expect:

  • to have a single room with an ensuite during your stay
  • staff caring for you to be in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

For more information, please see:

More information

For more information about our services, visit the Women & Children Services at FMC page.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 health information page.

For more information regarding paediatric COVID-19 positive patients and how they will receive care, please visit COVID Kids on the Women and Children's Hospital website.