I am pregnant, at what stage do i need to make my fist appointment?

Generally speaking we  wish to see you for your first appointment between 8-10 weeks

of pregnancy .

How do i make an appointment ?

For Appointments at Berwick and Glen Waverly   Call (03) 97693223

or email :     appointments@drpoonamarora.com.au.

Do I need a referral to see Dr Arora?

A referral enables claims to be made from Medicare and your health fund. Referrals are

valid for 12 months from a General Practitioner & 3 months if written from a specialist.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please remember to bring

  • A current referral from your GP.
  • Medicare card and privete health insurance details.
  • Ultrasound and blood test results.

What are the fees, and do i need to pay on the day?

There will be out of pocket cost for the consultations. Our reception staff will discuss costs with

you. Payment for the consultation and the procedures undertaken in the office such as

colposcopy, insertion of contraceptive device are required on the same day .

For Gynae operations in hospital a quote will be issued before the procedure so you have an 

approximate idea of the cost. An invoice is sent after the surgery and payment is required

within 7days.

For Obstetric patients, a detailed list of the fees is given to you when you make your first


Where will my baby be delivered?

 You can choose to deliver at St John of God Hospital Berwick, Waverley Private Mount Waverley  or Jessie McPherson Hospital Clayton. It is advisable to book in the hospital of your

choice early, our staff will assist in the booking process

If i need an operation where will it be done?

 Regular Gynaecological operating lists at St john of God hospital Berwick and 

Waverley Private  are scheduled.

The reception staff can assist in finding a suitable time for you.




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