Your First Appointment At Genea Newcastle
What to expect from Genea Newcastle
The path to parenthood involves different timelines and experiences for everybody. Take a look at what to expect if you require assistance to conceive a healthy baby.
Step 1. Visit your GP
Your GP is the first port of call if you are struggling with fertility. They will be able to refer you to one of our Fertility Specialists.
It is essential that you have a referral from your GP before coming to see a Fertility Specialist.
Step 2. Visit a Fertility Specialist
Genea Newcastle’s Fertility Specialists are located at The Junction and New Lambton Heights.
During your first appointment, you will meet your personal Fertility Specialist in their private rooms to discuss your medical history and your experiences with pregnancy to date.
If necessary, your specialist may recommend some tests and investigations to help determine the cause of your infertility.
After reviewing your test results and past medical/pregnancy history, your specialist will discuss possible options and outcomes with you. If they believe you will require IVF or another fertility treatment, you will be registered at our clinic.
Step 3. Visit Genea Newcastle
After being referred for IVF by one of Genea’s Fertility Specialists, you will be sent an information pack telling you how to make an appointment at our clinic.
During your first visit, you will meet our counsellor, one of our nurses and someone from our accounts team. We will explain what is involved with your treatment, the cost, the timelines and what is needed from you and your partner.
From here, we take the steps to start the treatment decided on by you and your Fertility Specialist.
After your initial appointment, we will let you know when is the best time to come back to start the next steps.
What to bring:
- Any relevant medical records or test results
- Your drivers licence or ID
- Your Medicare card
- Any paperwork we have sent you to complete
- Appropriate means to pay your consultation fee
Many women find it helpful to have their partner or a supportive family member or friend with them at their appointments with a Fertility Specialist and Genea Newcastle.