Flinders Fertility (previously Flinders Reproductive Medicine) started in 1977 as a collaboration between Flinders University and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Flinders Medical Centre. We've served the South Australian community for almost 40 years helping thousands of parents achieve their dream of creating a family and have also given back to our community in a number of ways, including helping to train and educate many South Australian doctors and specialists.
We are proud to have been responsible for the first IVF baby born in South Australia in 1982 and we continue to provide an excellent service to our patient community. Since relocating to Glenelg in 2019, we have the advantage of offering all services within a single purpose-built facility. This allows us to provide the highest standard of care and also makes treatment for infertility very straightforward for our patients.
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The Flinders Fertility Difference
With all staff, medical and laboratory facilities in one purpose-built facility, we offer truly streamlined and personalised care. We measure our success not just by IVF results, but also by the positive feedback that we receive from patients. As a clinic, we are proud to say that we are not driven by profit. This has created a culture where the needs of the patient come first, and our staff goes the extra mile to support you.
Our multi-disciplinary clinical team all have at least 20 years’ experience working in women’s health. They offer treatment options based on the latest evidence-based medicine, and they aim to provide you with a realistic assessment of your individual situation. They will offer the best advice to help you reach your fertility goals with your health and wellbeing in mind and our doctors aim to be as transparent as possible in order to find the most cost-effective, least invasive treatment option for you.
All our nurses are experienced fertility RNs (Registered Nurses) and they are with you every step of your journey. If you book a nurse chat they'll be happy to talk through your particular situation and will be there to help you take the next step when you are ready. You'll see the same faces at your blood tests, for your scans, at every clinic appointment and they'll be with you for your embryo transfer. They'll help you understand what medications to take and when, and be at the end of the phone line for your results and to answer any queries.
You may be surprised to find that it’s your embryologist who calls you to talk about your embryos rather than having to log into a portal or discuss them with other staff. That’s because our highly skilled embryologists are the ones that have been taking care of your embryos and are therefore the best ones to give you a detailed update on them. They always available over the phone and are happy to answer any questions you might have about your cycle. They provide honest, detailed, information so you can be fully informed and, if required, work with your doctor on your next steps.
Your Admin Team:
Our friendly admin team is always here to help, and you’ll see the same faces time and time again. Admin are your first point of contact on the phone and at reception, they make appointments for the doctors and can handle most queries (so you won’t be passed from one person to another unless there’s a good reason). The admin team will take messages when other team members are with patients and will do whatever they can to help make sure you are treated like a person, not a number.
Your Finance Team:
We know that IVF isn't cheap, and we think it's only fair that you know about the costs upfront so that you feel fully informed well before beginning treatment. We won't surprise you with hidden fees and our finance team is always happy to chat with you if you have any questions. You can usually see their friendly faces straight after your consult in clinic, or otherwise, you can give them a call - there's no need to make a separate appointment.
There can be quite a lot of information to take in when it comes to IVF treatment, so if you have any further questions, you can arrange a nurse chat. Alternatively, if you are ready to discuss the next step in your fertility journey, you can book an appointment with one of our fertility doctors.