"The best predictor of a healthy embryo is a healthy egg and sperm"
Our clinic is based in Launceston, Tasmania Australia. We are able to consult face to face at our clinic (Newnham) or in your home if you are in the Launceston area. If you are outside of Launceston we would still love to help you on your journey to grow your family so we also offer telehealth consultations.
To book an appointment please click on the link below or email email@example.com or phone: within Australia 0403 026 794 outside Australia +61 403 026 794
Do I need a referral? No. Referrals are certainly welcome, but are not necessary if claiming through your health fund. A referral from your doctor is required when using Medicare funding. Eligibility requirements will need to be discussed with your Doctor (see below).
What happens during the appointment? Your first appointment will involve a comprehensive health, medical, personal and physical activity history and may require you to perform several activities to assess your current physical capabilities. From your assessment, appropriate goals will be set and an initial short term personalised program to enhance your fertility will be developed.
Your initial appointment will also provide you with details of how we will complete your nutritional analysis as deemed appropriate for your needs. Dietitian guidance and support will then be provided in a subsequent consultation.
Following consultations (if required) will involve assessment of your progression with a focus on the strength and fitness goals developed after your assessment and updates to your program as your treatment stage changes.
What do I wear? Please wear comfortable clothing you can walk and move freely in, and walking shoes or runners. Please also bring a water bottle and a towel to every appointment.
What else do I need to bring? Please bring any paperwork provided by your doctor or treating specialist. These may include any fertility test results such as blood test / semen analysis results.
Private Health Insurance Exercise Physiology services are now recognised by almost all private health funds and substantial rebates are available. We recommend you contact your health fund to ensure you are eligible for Exercise Physiology services dependent on your level of cover.
Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program Infertility is defined by the World Health Organisation as a disease. If you have a chronic medical condition, such as infertility endometriosis or PCOS, you may be eligible to receive Medicare benefits for allied health services to help manage your condition.
Medicare Australia have developed a Chronic Disease Management Plan which is set out by your medical practitioner (including general practitioner, but not a specialist or consultant physician). To be eligible for Medicare support you must be referred from a GP to one of our Exercise Physiologists and placed on a Chronic Disease Management Plan. To be eligible for that Plan you must have a chronic disease or injury (an issue longer than 3 – 6 months). Your GP will determine practitioner support for you which may include a maximum of 5 Medicare rebate services per each calendar year for services like Exercise Physiology.
Can I use my health fund and get the Chronic Disease Management Plan plan rebate for the same consultation? You cannot use your health fund and Chronic Disease Management Plan for the same consultation. Often people will use the rebate from the health fund for the initial consultation as they get a greater amount back, then use the Chronic Disease Management Plan funding for the following appointments. Please check with your health fund before your first appointment as it can vary.
What are your payment methods? We accept cash, EFTPOS, VISA and MasterCard. Payment is required at the time of consultation. An invoice will be issued to enable you to claim a Private Health Fund rebate (if eligible).
If you would like to make an enquiry please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below.