Q: What should you bring for your first appointment?
A: Please bring with you:
- Referral letter from your GP enables you to get a medicare rebate on your consultation/ treatment fee.
- Medicare card, DVA, pension card (if applicable)
- Private health insurance information (if applicable)
- Relevant information such as ultrasound and blood test results
Q: What should you expect during the first appointment?
A: During your first consultation, I will take a detailed story of your condition and your general health. This is the time to get to know you and understand your health priorities. I may need to perform a physical examination. I may suggest further tests to find out more about your condition.
Q: Does it matter if you are on your period for the appointment?
A: Usually not. However, there are some circumstances, such as investigation of an abnormal pap smear, where it may interfere with the examination and a subsequent appointment may need to be scheduled. If you are worried please do not hesitate to ask our reception staff when you call to book.
Q: Why do reception staff ask for the reason for the appointment?
A: I value your time and want to ensure my consultations are running on schedule. The reason our friendly reception staff will discretely enquire about the nature of your visit when you call to book an appointment is so that they can allocate the appropriate time for your consultation.
Q: If you need an operation, where will this happen?
A: I operate at:
- Bond Junction Private Hospital, Bondi Junction
- St Luke’s Private Hospital, Elizabeth Bay
- Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick
- Mater Hospital, North Sydney
Q: What should you do if you have an emergency between appointments?
A: During office hours, please call the Wellwoman clinic reception at 02 8880 1044, so that we can organise an urgent appointment
After hours, please call or visit the nearest emergency department