Initial Consultation: What to Expect

Lesbian couple hugging 300x200During your appointment with a Rainbow Fertility specialist, they will get to know you better and discuss some of the potential options available. You (and your partner, if applicable) will be asked questions about your circumstances, known medical conditions and medical history.

Following your initial consultation, you’ll have a clear understanding of the process and the approach best-suited to your needs. We’ll also discuss any diagnostic tests that we may need to carry out.

Some of the tests or further investigations that your specialist may recommend include:

  • Blood hormone testing
  • Pathology screenings
  • Genetic testing
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Semen assessment


How do I Make an Appointment?

The first step to accessing fertility treatment is to obtain a referral from your GP to one of our accredited fertility experts.

A current referral is required in order to claim some of the consultation costs back through Medicare. Keep in mind that referrals from a GP last for 12 months, while a referral from a specialist is current for only three months.

While you’re waiting for your GP referral, you’re welcome to book a time to meet with a specialist. As long as your referral is dated prior to the date of your first appointment, you’ll be able to claim some of the consultation cost back through Medicare.

To make things easier, you can download a Referral Form here and hand it to your GP to fill in.


At Rainbow Fertility, our specialists have extensive experience in helping create LGBTI+ families. Feel free to contact our friendly team to learn more about our donor program and the fertility treatment options available to you.




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