Patient Info

First Appointment

Your first appointment is essentially about you & your wellbeing. It is a relatively longer and usually a comprehensive session with your specialist. It is imperative that you communicate openly & without any apprehensions - relay all your concerns and anxieties. The information and preferences shared at this time will help your Specialist assess your situation and ascertain potential options at hand. Whether you are an expectant mother or want to discuss a gynaecological matter or any other related subject – it is best to have a dialogue and hear-out your doctor and make an informed decision.

 

Remember, whilst we are here to share our knowledge and experience - you will always have the final say in deciding what is best for you and/or your baby. You are more than welcome to bring along a family member and/or a trusted friend along to any of the appointments.

  

Bring along

  • Completed Registration Form

  • Referrals (GP and Specialist)

  • Medical History (Investigations & Reports)

  • Medicare Card

  • Health Fund Card

Obstetric Appointment

At a very high level – appointments will be scheduled as follows

  • 8 to 28 weeks - Once a Month

  • 28 to 36 weeks - Once a Fortnight

  • 36 weeks to birth - Once a Week       

Gynaecology Appointment

Gynae appointments generally involve a discussion and possibly a general health check. Follow-up appointments and relevant investigations shall be recommended as per the presenting symptoms. Some procedures like Colposcopy & IUD insertions can be managed during the time of the appointment.

Arrival

Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete registration formalities.

Delays/Rescheduling

Every effort is made to meet up at the scheduled appointment times but sometimes due to unwarranted and unforeseen reasons like urgent call-outs and/or obstetric emergencies my team will try their best to inform/notify you of any such change and sincerely request your co-operation and understanding.

General Fee Structure

A fee schedule is usually provided to you on your first consult. This would generally be an estimation of the what is to be expected and is subject to change during the course of treatment/management. Your consent to the same is required to setup our systems to ensure automated processing of Medicare claims/refunds

Bulk Billed / No Gap (General)

  • Antenatal & Postnatal visits are bulk billed

  • Following will be billed directly to your health fund at no gap.

    • Antenatal admission required to the Maternity ward

    • Admission for delivery (Caesarean Section or vaginal delivery)

Out-Of-Pocket

These are expenses that might not attract Medicare or Health fund benefit

  • Paediatrician / Anaesthetist / Surgical Assistant

  • Hospital admission, accommodation, and Related charges

  • Ultrasound / Pathology / Screening tests ..etc

  • Some Consultation Charges (not including antenatal / postnatal visits)

  • Products required for procedures but not covered by health funds

Medicare Rebate

  • Medicare rebates are dependent on a valid referral on your first visit.

  • Validity of Referrals

    • GP referrals valid for 12 months

    • Specialist referrals valid for 3 months

   NOTE: Referrals cannot be future dated.

Self Funded

You are most welcome as a self-funded patient. Although, this will require full payment prior to admission.

General Advice For Expecting Mothers

A fee schedule is provided to you on or just prior to your first consult. Your consent to the same is required to ensure proper processing of any underlying Medicare claims.

Vaccinations / Medications

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Folic Acid

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Travel / Work

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Infections / Allergies

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Nutrition / Diet / Exercise

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Vitamins / Supplements

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Morning sickness/Heart Burn

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Alcohol / Smoking / Illicit Drugs

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Routine Care / Hot baths

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Miscarriage & Birth defects

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Screening tests 

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