Do I need a referral to see a gynaecologist or obstetrician?

Yes, you need a GP referral in order to make an appointment with us. This is because our specialists are legally obliged to have a referral letter for every patient. It is also important to have a referral letter in order to claim your Medicare rebate.

Please ensure that you have visited your GP or a referring specialist in order to obtain a referral letter prior to making your initial appointment with us. Without this, it may not be possible for us to see you at your scheduled appointment time.

What should I bring with me on my first visit?

When you visit Women’s Health Plus for the first time, you should ensure that you bring your GP referral letter, your Medicare card, your private health insurance card (if applicable), a list of any medication you are currently taking, and your previous medical history.

It is also useful if you can bring with you the results of any previous tests you have undergone, such as blood tests and ultrasounds, and any other information that you think might be useful for your gynaecologist or obstetrician to know.

What are the costs for a gynaecological and obstetrics consultation?

Our specialists charge an affordable gap for both initial and follow up gynaecological consults. This will be discussed in detail when you book your initial appointment. Please note that when you are being seen at our rooms, you will always receive a Medicare rebate on all consults and office procedures.

For obstetric fees, please contact us at manager@womenshealthplus.com.au and we will email you a fee structure detailing all of the costs involved.

How long does an appointment usually take?

Gynaecology appointments — your initial consultation will take approximately 45 minutes. Follow-up consultations are generally 30 minutes long. However, please bear in mind that the ultimate length of appointments will depend on patients’ individual needs and how much time they require with the doctor.

Obstetric appointments — an initial consultation with an obstetrician will usually take about 45 minutes. Subsequent antenatal visits will usually last between 15 - 30 minutes.

How quickly can I get in to see a specialist? If there is a long waiting period, can my appointment be moved forward?

The length of our doctors’ waiting lists will vary. However, if you feel that the wait for your scheduled appointment is too long, please let us know and will place you on our waiting list for cancellations.

We always get in touch with our patients to confirm their appointments the day before. If at this time another patient cancels or reschedules, we will contact you to offer you that appointment time.

If I need to cancel my appointment, how much notice is required?

As we have a long waiting list of patients requesting to be seen, you can appreciate that failing to attend a consultation or failing to provide adequate notice of your cancellation means that patients who require urgent assistance are not receiving treatment promptly.

Therefore, we require at least 24 hours’ notice in order to avoid a cancellation fee being charged. We understand that sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, you may need to cancel on the day. Please speak to our practice manager if this is the case.

When should I see the doctor for my first pregnancy visit?

We recommend that you arrange to see your obstetrician when you are between 7 - 11 weeks pregnant.

In which hospital do the doctors operate?

Women’s Health Plus doctors have admission rights at North Eastern Community Hospital, Burnside Hospital, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and most other private hospitals in Adelaide.