Pregnancy Assessment Centre

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has opened Queensland’s first, purpose-built 24/7, Pregnancy Assessment Centre (PAC) to care for women from the very beginning of pregnancy through until six weeks after the baby has been born.

The PAC provides around the clock care for any woman who needs help from day one of pregnancy until six weeks after birth.

In Australia, as many as one in four women expecting a baby experience complications early in their pregnancy—from 0 to 20 weeks gestation—including bleeding and other issues.

Currently if a woman is experiencing complications with her pregnancy, especially when her baby is less than 12 weeks gestation, she has to either present at a hospital Emergency Department or schedule a visit to her GP.

PAC is adjacent to Birth Suite and provides 24 hours a day 7 days a week care and assessment for private and publicly-funded women during any stage of pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of your baby.

The unit, managed by Mater Midwives, arranges care in the same way as hospital emergency departments, by using a triage process to prioritise women according to their individual situation. Women have the ability to access the support of obstetric, medical and allied health professionals as required.

Information for private patients

Private patients incur a once only $200 per pregnancy cost. This fee provides access to the private lounge, a specialist obstetrician 24 hours a day, seven days a week, immediate ultrasounds and results, blood tests and immediate hospital admission if required.

If your maternity care is being provided by a private obstetrician and you attend the Pregnancy Assessment Centre the hospital will contact your obstetrician. 

If you are privately funded and have not yet chosen a care provider, you will be able to access a private obstetric specialist 24 hours a day 7 days per week.


For urgent pregnancy related issues please present to the Pregnancy Assessment Centre 24 hours a day 7 days a week or call 13HEALTH (1343 2584). 

For early pregnancy bleeding or pain please present to the Pregnancy Assessment Centre 24 hours a day 7 days a week or call 13HEALTH (1343 2584).



Pregnancy Assessment Unit (open 24 hours)
Level 5, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals
Raymond Terrace South Brisbane Qld 4101

Additional information 

Reasons to come to PAC

On arrival at PAC

After the birth of your baby

Frequently Asked Questions


About the Pregnancy Assessment Centre

In the media

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