Getting here

Tram routes number 12 and 109 stop outside the Freemasons building.Tram routes11 and 30 have stops just a 5 minute walk away.

Train can be taken to Parliament station, which is just 10 minutes walk away or Jolimont station which is a 2 minute walk through the gardens.

Parking

Underground parking is available for a fee. There is also limited on-street metered parking in the area.

Costs

Obstetrician fees cover on call care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from booking until 6 weeks after your baby is born.

Please call my rooms for detailed fee information as the fee structure differs depending on whether you are eligible for Medicare rebates and have private health insurance. Nicole can also explain the Medicare Safety Net and Medical Expenses Tax offset to you.

Hospital charges are additional and separate to my fees and usually covered by your private health fund depending on your level of cover. Please check that your private health insurance adequately covers you for obstetric services in a private hospital and that you have fulfilled any waiting periods.

Please note you will need a current referral from your GP in order to claim costs back through Medicare.

Payment methods

We accept VISA, MasterCard, EFTPOS and cheque. Payment is preferred on the day of consultation.

Appointments

Your first appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and subsequent appointments usually take 15 minutes. I make every effort to ensure I run on time although due to the nature of my practice, I may occasionally run late or appointments may need to be rescheduled. Every effort will be made to contact you should this occur and I thank you in advance for your understanding.

The general plan for routine pregnancy care involves visits at 8-10 weeks, 14 weeks, 20 weeks (to coincide with the detailed mid trimester ultrasound scan), 24 weeks, 28 weeks (this is a longer visit including an education session and blood tests), 30 weeks, 32 weeks, 34 weeks, 36 weeks and then weekly visits until we meet your baby.

Cover

I endeavour to be on call for you and your baby as much as possible however no doctor can be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without a break.Hence, I will be around for you from 8pm on Sundays continually, until 5pm on Fridays.

I am part of an all-female group of obstetricians who share an after-hours on-call roster for the weekends.

Checklist for the first visit

• Referral from GP

• Completed paperwork – Patient Information, Medical Questionnaire, Financial consent (if not already emailed back)

• Medicare card

• Private health insurance information

• Details of any investigations already performed

• Contact details for any other doctors you see regularly