Treatments & Services
How to get started
For many Australians, the journey to parenthood does not always happen as quickly as they expect. For others, becoming a parent might require the assistance of donation. Whatever your situation, we believe in providing a minimally invasive and holistic approach to your care, according to your individual needs. Our goal is not only to help you achieve pregnancy, but also to help you achieve a healthy live birth while maintaining or improving your own health.
Below is an outline of the steps involved to get started with us:
1. Getting a referral
Please bring a doctor’s referral from a general practitioner (valid for 12 months) or a specialist gynaecologist or obstetrician (valid for three months). This will ensure that you are eligible for Medicare rebates. If you are in a couple, please ensure the referral includes both partners’ names.
2. Getting in touch
Before making an appointment, you might want to book in a nurse chat. This might be useful to discuss topics of concern and will help us to ensure your consultation runs smoothly (for example if you require any of our specialised management services).
3. Your first consultation
Your first consultation with one of our fertility doctors is bulk billed, so there will be no out of pocket costs for patients with valid Medicare cards.
At this appointment, your fertility doctor will go through your history and review any previous investigations. You will be advised about any further investigations that are required, and a review appointment is generally made 4-6 weeks later.
4. Initial investigations
For both men and women, depending on the level of testing already performed, your fertility doctor may order further pathology tests. These can include blood tests for infectious diseases (hepatitis B and C, HIV) as well as an analysis of hormones. For women, this may include an AMH test to assess ovarian reserve. For men, a semen analysis is also routinely requested.
5. Review appointments
Your review appointments provide the opportunity to discuss the results of the initial investigations and, if applicable, factors that may be contributing to your difficulty in falling pregnant as well as fertility treatments available.