If you have arrived on this page, it means that you and your fertility specialist have decided that IVF is right for you. However, before you can formally start IVF treatment, there are a few steps you must complete. This page outlines what you need to do next. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to call us on (03) 8080 8933. And if you’re just beginning your fertility journey, the best place to get started is on our ‘What is IVF?’ page.
You and your partner (if applicable) are required to attend a number of meetings before we can progress your IVF treatment. You can call Newlife IVF on (03) 8080 8933 to schedule your appointments or email [email protected].
A compulsory session with one of our counsellors is required before starting IVF treatment. Both partners (if applicable) must attend this meeting. At this appointment you will meet with an experienced IVF counsellor to discuss your upcoming treatment. While this is a compulsory step in Victoria, we also like to spend some time with you upfront to help us identify how we can best support you during your treatment journey.
At this meeting, you will meet with a finance staff member who will explain in detail the fees associated with IVF treatment. They will also explain what private health insurance and Medicare rebates you may be eligible for, and the type and timing of payments.
This is when you will meet with your Newlife IVF fertility nurse. Your fertility nurse will be your primary contact during your treatment. However, our nurses work as a team, so you will meet others during your treatment as well.
During this appointment, your fertility nurse will prepare you fully for your Newlife journey. They will orientate you to our clinic and explain important aspects of your treatment, such as when to take your medications and how to administer them, and what day/time to have your blood tests.
Following this meeting, your fertility nurse will advise if you require any further appointments with your fertility specialist prior to commencing treatment. Of course, if you would like to have another appointment with your specialist before starting treatment, you are very welcome to arrange this and can do so via our appointments page or by calling your fertility specialist’s rooms.
Your fertility nurse will arrange for your medications to be dispensed from Newlife IVF (at our Box Hill fertility treatment centre) or to be made available for you to collect from one of our convenient pharmacy locations:
Slade Pharmacy | Box Hill
Ground Floor Epworth Eastern Hospital
1 Arnold Street, Box Hill
Open Daily, click here for opening hours
Slade Pharmacy | Richmond
Ground Floor Epworth Hospital
89 Bridge Road, Richmond
Open Daily including public holidays, click here for opening hours
Slade Pharmacy | East Melbourne
Ground Floor, Epworth Freemasons Maternity Hospital
320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
Open Monday to Friday, click here for opening hours
Note: you should aim to collect your medications approximately one week before the start of your period.
If you need assistance to complete any of these steps, please call (03) 8080 8933 to speak to one of our friendly team members.
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