Services and Fees
If you are having urgent breastfeeding difficulties or would like your baby sooner than the available online appointments, please contact reception and I will fit you in as soon as possible.
Mum and Baby Consultation
This is a comprehensive consultation including breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, six week check, unsettled babies, colic & reflux, tongue tie assessments, sleep consultation, postnatal mental health and any other concerns you may have.
45 - 60 mins
As both a perinatal GP and lactation consultant, I can provide holistic and evidence based support to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. If needed, I am able to arrange blood tests, imaging and medications without needing to refer you to another practitioner.
45 - 60 mins
As an NDC Accredited Practitioner with Possums & Co, I support gentle approaches to infant sleep that support breastfeeding and your baby's natural biological rhythms. As a GP, I can also provide a detailed assessment of any underlying medical issues that may be affecting your little one's sleep.
15 - 30 mins
I supporting women through their pregnancy and into their new life with their baby. I am accredited to provide GP Shared Antenatal Care, and can arrange an Antenatal Breastfeeding Consultation if you would like to be extra prepared before your baby arrives.
Private fees do apply to mother and baby appointments. I have a different billing structure from the other GPs at Active Health, due to the different types of appointments and the specialised service I provide for women’s health and paediatrics.
The nature of this specialty care requires long appointments, and the Medicare rebate is sadly now so low that it is not possible to cover the costs of running the practice if I bulk bill all patients.
I want to keep healthcare accessible, and so have kept the gaps as low as I can whilst still meeting costs. As a not-for-profit community clinic, access to healthcare is a priority at Active Health. I will therefore be providing a discounted fee with a very low gap for families with HCC and Pension Cards.
If you are experiencing severe financial hardship this can be discussed confidentially on an individual basis.
To keep costs down for mum and baby appointments, only one is private billed and the other bulk billed. This minimises the out-of-pocket cost, making this a more affordable option than seeing a non-GP private lactation or sleep consultant.
Please see below for full fee schedules as this will vary with the appointment length.
In most cases, the out-of-pocket cost for a breastfeeding or Mum and Baby consultation is $45-50 for full fee patients or $30-35 for concessional patients. This may be higher if it is a prolonged appointment.
For antenatal appointments, the out-of-pocket cost is $30.15 for full fee patients or $20.15 for concessional patients.