Patients & GPs
Before you book an appointment with me
Your fertility is complex and sometimes it may feel like it’s out of your control, but seeking a specialist opinion is the first step towards taking action and working out what’s preventing you from starting your family.
Before you arrange an appointment with me, you will need a doctor’s referral. If you are covered by Medicare, this is important because without a referral you will not be able to claim the Medicare rebate. GP referrals are valid for 12 months, and referrals from specialists are valid for three months.
A referral from your GP whether you are eligible for Medicare or not a referral from your is an important first step.
When you ask for a referral, you can also have your GP arrange pre-pregnancy testing you you and your partner. These are required for anyone seeking fertility treatment and there are tests for women and men. You can see a checklist here. Please ask your GP to include the results of these along with your referral.
Pregnant women also need to have regular check-ups, so if you are young and have not visited a GP regularly in the past, now is a good time to find a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with.
Booking an appointment
Once you have your referral, you can make an appointment with me by calling my secretary on (03) 9473 4730. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please arrive at least ten minutes before your appointment, so that we can confirm all your details and relevant medical information.
If you are a couple, your fertility is a complex interplay of factors for both of you, and both partners should preferably come along to the first appointment.
If you are an international patient, you will need to make an appointment before travelling to Australia. We also offer a phone consultation.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance as failure to do so may incur a cancellation fee.
Patient Registration form: Please download, fill and provide this form.
Please contact my room on 9473 4730 or email@example.com to discuss my fee’s and Medicare Rebates with my administrative staff.
Please note that this is a Non Bulk billing private practice.
For Non Medicare patients please discuss rebates with your private health insurance provider.
We ask that you pay on the day of your consultation. We accept VISA, MasterCard, EFT, AMEX and cheques but we cannot accept cash.
Surgical procedure quotes are for my fees only. There will be additional fees for a surgical assistant if required, an anaesthetist and possibly pathology. If you have any questions about fees, fasting times or the procedure itself, please contact my secretary on (03) 9473 4730.
Please contact your private health provider to find out which fees are covered in your policy as there may be out of pocket expenses.