Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Prenatal Checkup : Andorra Women & Children Hospital, Seri Kembangan

This is my hospital of choice and I've been eyeing this place since they first open for business 😂. Alhamdulillah, ada rezeki to get my prenatal care at this hospital. 

My personal reasons for choosing Andorra are as follows;
  • Aurat - The hospital has an all-female medical staff. So you will not need to worry about aurat.
  • Husband is allowed to be in the labour room for both normal and C-section delivery
  • Location - Close proximity to my house (around 20 minutes).
  • 'Affordable' package - This is very subjective but the packages fall under the limit of our corporate maternity coverage.
  • Fairly new hospital
  • Food - All in-ward fine dining food is prepared by Chef Zubir 😍
  • Comfort - They provide personal masseuse, lactation consultant, lady butler and physiotherapists 
  • Glowing review - 99% of the reviews online praises the hospital and its staff.


However, it may be difficult to get an initial appointment. My experience during the MCO, it was so hard for them to pick up the phone. After the 3rd day only someone answered my call and it has been smooth sailing ever since. Fair warning, the parking at the hospital may be a tad limited so you'll have to park at the roadside. 

When you called for an appointment, you'll have the option to choose your gynaecologist and the crowd favourite is Dr Khamsiah. But since she is so popular, it will take a while to meet her during EVERY appointment. I don't want to waste my time so I opted for another doctor, Dr Rusinahayati. Felt like I hit the jackpot. She's so nice and objective. A perfect fit for me. 

The clinic opens at 9.15am (Except for appointment with sonographers; as early as 8.30am) and I often went during the weekend. It can be a bit full but usually, I don't have to wait for too long unless Dr Rusina has to attend to emergency cases. Once registered at the counter, the nurse will bring you up to the first floor. The basic medical check will be carried out; urine test, blood pressure and weight monitoring. Then you just have to wait for your turn to meet the doctor. 


Below is the itemised bill for my antenatal checkup at Andorra. 

1st Visit - 18 April (16th week of pregnancy) : RM332.25
  • First visit consultation - RM180
  • Registration fee - RM20
  • Medical supplies - RM2.24 
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Ultrasound - RM80

2nd Visit - 30 May (22nd week of pregnancy) : RM564.60
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Radiographer procedure - RM35
  • Medical supplies - RM0.68 
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Pharmacy (Neurogain, Obical) - RM123.90
  • Detailed Ultrasound + 4D - RM250

3rd Visit - 27 June (26th week of pregnancy) : RM378.80
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Medical supplies - RM0.68 
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Pharmacy (Glyprin, Metformin, Neurogain, Obical) - RM143.10
  • Ultrasound - RM80

4th Visit - 25 July (30th week of pregnancy) : RM275.75
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Medical supplies - RM0.68 
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Pharmacy (Glyprin, Metformin) - RM40.05
  • Ultrasound - RM80
PS - I started to buy Neurogain and Obical online as it was cheaper 😂


5th Visit - 15 August (33rd week of pregnancy) : RM 314.90
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Medical supplies - RM8.52
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Pharmacy - RM71.40
  • Ultrasound - RM80

6th Visit - 21 August (34th week of pregnancy) : RM269.30
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Medical supplies - RM34.28
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Ultrasound - RM80

7th Visit - 5 September (36th week of pregnancy) : RM235.70
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Medical supplies - RM0.68
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Ultrasound - RM80

8th Visit - 15 September (38th week of pregnancy) : RM615.70
  • Follow up consultation - RM105 
  • Medical supplies - RM0.68
  • Urine test - RM15
  • Nursing procedure - RM35
  • Ultrasound - RM80
  • COVID Test - RM380 
In preparation for labour, all patients have to undergo the COVID test (a few months back, even the husband has to be tested in order to be in the labour room). So I did the COVID test at Andorra itself.

In total for prenatal checkups, we've spent RM2,607 at Andorra excluding the COVID Test. 

Initially, the appointment frequency was once a month, but going into the 30th week of pregnancy, it was set to every 2 weeks. Bear in mind though, as you've entered your 35th weeks, the appointment will be made every week and it's difficult to get a date on weekends (as it's already full with patients who set the date weeks prior); so most likely you'll have to set your appointment on weekdays. 

To be eligible for the delivery package, the patients have to go for at least 2 antenatal checkups at Andorra after 28th weeks of pregnancy (ie in the third trimester) and pay a deposit of RM1,000.

So that's my brief experience with them throughout my pregnancy. 
The labour story will be in another post. 

I am very satisfied with their service throughout my prenatal checkup and insyaAllah kalau ada rezeki, I would want to return here for my second pregnancy #eh. Hahaha

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