FAQs

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What are the costs of treatment?

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We understand that informed financial and cost information is vital to your treatment. We will be able to give you cost advice at the time of your consultation. Costs will vary depending on the type of treatment needed, the level of coverage with health insurance, and contributions to the Medicare safety net. We make sure that your treatment is cost-effective so that testing is done appropriately and with attention to minimising unnecessary expense.

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Can Dr Winspear deliver my baby if I don’t have private health insurance?

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Yes. Although most private obstetric patients have insurance, some women without private health insurance will choose to self-fund for delivery, this is most cost-effective if performed at John Hunter Hospital.

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Can I see Dr Winspear if I don’t have private insurance?

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Yes. Private health insurance only contributes to in-hospital treatment so outpatient services are unaffected by insurance status. If admission is required, options for care and costs will be discussed and planned to suit your needs.

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How long will I wait for an appointment?

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Usually new patients can be seen within 2 to 3 weeks. Referral ultrasound appointments will be booked to suit the appropriate timing in pregnancy and gynaecology scans to suit appropriate timing in the cycle. Urgent appointments are often possible.

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Can I see Dr Winspear for obstetric care if I have not had fertility treatment?

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Yes. Dr Winspear enjoys meeting new patients to her practice who have not had gynaecology or fertility care with her before. Naturally conceived pregnancies are welcome. She also enjoys the continuity of continuing obstetric care her for her current fertility and gynaecology patients.

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What do I bring to my appointment?

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Please bring your current referral from your GP, including referral for ultrasound if your referring doctor thinks this is appropriate. You will also need your Medicare card for you and your partner, private health insurance details, any test results and ultrasound images that you may have, and details of any previous treatment. Support people are welcome both during consultations and during procedures if this is your choice.

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Will I need to have tests repeated if I have had treatment elsewhere?

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No. Bring all your previous test results with you and tests will only need to be repeated if they are out of date or more information is required. In particular, please bring any ultrasound images that you have from previous scans.