- Step 1 – Consultation with a Monash IVF Fertility Specialist
- Step 2 – Registration and Preliminary Investigations
- Step 3 – Getting Started
- Step 4 – Obtain a National Police Record Check and Child Protection Order Check
- Step 5 – Confirm treatment plan with your Fertility Specialist
- Step 6 – Meet with your Fertility Nurse
- Step 7 – Begin IVF Treatment
Step 1 – Consultation with a Monash IVF Fertility Specialist
You can book an appointment with a Fertility Specialist by calling 1800 674 278 or by completing our online appointment booking form.
You will need to take a referral from your GP to your Specialist Appointment. Ask your GP for a indefinite referral.
At your initial appointment your Fertility Specialist will carry out some preliminary investigations and give you an overview of possible treatments. There are many treatment options available and not everyone will require IVF to achieve a pregnancy.
Step 2 – Registration and Preliminary Investigations
If your Fertility Specialist does recommend IVF treatment they will give you a Monash IVF registration form, to be completed and returned to us.
During your initial visit, your Fertility Specialist may refer you for the following tests:
- blood tests for both partners
- ultrasound for the female partner
- semen analysis for the male partner
Step 3 – Getting Started
You make contact with a Monash IVF Patient Coordinator who will arrange a block appointment for your preliminary investigations, mandatory counselling and payment information session.
Step 4 – Obtain a National Police Record Check and Child Protection Order Check
Open the Child Protection Order Application Form, complete all fields ensuring you select your clinic of treatment from the dropdown list eg “Monash IVF Clayton”. Follow the “save” application instructions at the end of the form and email to the mailbox of your chosen clinic:
• The National Police Record Check is available at www.police.vic.gov.au
Click on ‘Our Services’, under the heading ‘Police Record Check’ scroll down to ‘Guidelines for completing and lodging the online application form’ and ‘Online application form for the National Police Certificate’. Enter your details directly (under section E, select ‘Option 1 – contact with children’ and specify ‘IVF applicant’). Click on the ‘Print Form’ icon on page 6. Post printed form to:
Public Enquiry Service
GPO Box 919
Melbourne VIC 3001
If you or your partner have never lived in Australia you must obtain a police check from your country.
Please note: If any of these checks indicate that there may be a ‘presumption against treatment’, your treatment may be delayed until the matter is resolved.
Step 5 – Confirm treatment plan with your Fertility Specialist
When your test results are available, your Fertility Specialist will meet with you to confirm the appropriate treatment option. Call your Fertility Specialist’s private consulting suites to arrange a follow up visit at least 10 days after your preliminary investigations are completed.
Step 6 – Meet with your Fertility Nurse
This is your introduction to the Fertility Nurse who will be your contact point at every stage of your treatment, offering you information, guidance and support.
Step 7 – Begin IVF Treatment