Established in late 2022, Monash Health Fertility provides a full range of fertility care services to people in metropolitan and regional eastern and south-eastern Victoria.
Monash Health Fertility is committed to the provision of safe, evidence-based, high-value management and treatment options for those who would like to grow their family but have been unable to become pregnant, or, who have medical conditions that reduce their fertility.
In particular, the service is able to cater for people who need:
Through its representation on the Department of Health Clinical Advisory Committee, Monash Health Fertility plays a key consultation and advisory role in state-wide fertility service policy and procedure development, access and waitlist management, and evidence-based care practices.
Being a new public health initiative, fertility service provision will be progressively rolled out in accordance with the necessary infrastructure and resource development. As such, Monash Health Fertility has partnered with a highly regarded private fertility service provider to ensure that patients of the east and southeast have immediate access to a comprehensive suite of fertility services. Established in 2003, City Fertility is one of Australia’s leading IVF and fertility service groups. In 2018, City Fertility joined the CHA IVF global network, which has a 35-year track record as world-renowned pioneers in reproductive medicine.
Monash Health Fertility patients referred to City Fertility will receive care through the Notting Hill clinic which offers a dedicated day hospital, a state-of-the-art IVF laboratory, and consulting rooms. All treatment at City Fertility will be provided to Monash Health Fertility patients under Commonwealth and State funding.
For more information about City Fertility, visit the City Fertility website.
Monash Health Fertility is committed to bringing publicly funded fertility services to regional Victorians as well as those in metropolitan Melbourne.
Initially, services will be delivered from Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Moorabbin Hospital, and from our partner, City Fertility at their Notting Hill and Dandenong locations.
For patients from regional and rural areas, services such as pathology and radiology services will be facilitated through local service providers wherever possible.
Unless undergoing an essential onsite consultation or procedure, telehealth will be provided as an option to all patients.
Services will substantively expand in early 2025 with a new purpose-built fertility centre at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, comprising consulting, imaging, pathology, laboratory and day theatre space. This significant infrastructure development will precede the introduction of satellite clinics to other metropolitan and regional areas.
|Site||Address||Lab services||Fertility Specialist Consulting||Follicle scans||Preliminary Blood Tests||Diagnostic Ultrasound and Tubal Patency|
|Monash Medical Centre||246 Clayton Road|
|Moorabbin Hospital – Monash Health||823-865 Centre Road Bentleigh East 3165|
|Dandenong Hospital – Monash Health||135 David Street Dandenong 3175|
|Casey Hospital – Monash Health||62-70 Kangan Drive Berwick 3806|
|City Fertility @ Notting Hill||Unit 6/33-37 Duerdin Street|
Notting Hill 3168
|City Fertility @ First Steps Fertility Dandenong||Shop 370a Dandenong Plaza, Dandenong 3175|
246 Clayton Road
823-865 Centre Road
Bentleigh East 3165
135 David Street
62-70 Kangan Drive
Unit 6/33-37 Duerdin Street
Notting Hill 3168
Shop 370a Dandenong Plaza
A fertility specialist is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist who has subspecialised in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Fertility specialists diagnose and treat fertility problems in both males and females, in order to help those who have been unsuccessfully trying to have a baby.
Fertility Nurses, also known as Reproductive Nurses or IVF Nurses, care for those who seek counselling or treatment options related to reproductive health. They walk with patients through each step of the fertility treatment journey, working closely with fertility specialists, counsellors and other healthcare professionals. Fertility nurses are involved in patient education and counselling, perform follicle scans and blood tests, and assist in delivering fertility treatment.
Fertility counsellors are tertiary trained with a primary qualification in social work, psychology, or psychiatry. They have specific knowledge of the emotional /psychological experiences and needs of infertility patients and are able to support and counsel patients in preparation for and during fertility treatment. Fertility counsellors can provide assistance with decision making, relationship counselling and grief counselling.
A fertility dietitian specialises in helping women and men optimise their diet for fertility. This may include ensuring nutritional intake supports regular menstrual cycles and egg health or assisting with weight management. Women with specific hormonal imbalances such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or with gastrointestinal diseases where nutrition might be impacted due to malabsorption can also benefit from working with a dietitian.
A sonologist is an obstetrician gynaecologist who has subspecialised in diagnostic medical ultrasound. They are particularly skilled at integrating ultrasound findings with medical diagnoses and clinical care. Sonologists also perform procedures to treat and/or diagnose obstetric and gynaecological abnormalities, such as assessing the patency of fallopian tubes (ie. “blocked tubes”).
Sonographers are “medical detectives”. They use their ultrasound training, technical skills, and understanding of the human body and its systems to decide if structures are normal or abnormal and adapt their investigation as they find clues throughout an examination. This information is then used by doctors to determine the necessary treatment or next steps for the patient.
Phlebotomy is when someone uses a needle to take blood from a vein, usually in your arm, for testing or donation. This is also called venepuncture, “drawing blood”, or a “blood test”. Phlebotomy can be performed by a dedicated technician or by medical or nursing staff.
An embryologist is a scientist who specialises in the development of embryos. They perform laboratory-based tasks such as:
The Quality Program Manager helps ensure all Monash Health Fertility activity is maintained at the highest standard and meets accreditation requirements.
The Administration Team is pivotal to the operation of the service. They manage a patient’s multiple bookings with a variety of health professionals, ensuring that appointments are made at the right time, at the right site, and that they are delivered via the most appropriate means (for example, face-to-face or telehealth).