Appointments can be made by ringing our rooms on 6228 3331 during Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5:30pm.
Whilst the confidentiality of your referral is recognised, the reception staff may require some indication of the type of your requested appointment (obstetric, gynaecological, colposcopy, procedure) so that the appropriate appointment can be made for you. . It would be appreciated if your referral from your GP could be faxed, emailed or posted to us prior to your first appointment. This will allow your specialist to read the referral pre-appointment and make sure you are seen in an appropriate time frame.
Hobart OBGYN is a Group Practice, and as such if the doctor of your first choice is unavailable or has a long waiting time for new referrals, our staff may offer you the choice of an alternative specialist. This does not need a new referral from your GP.
A new consultation takes about 30 minutes. Please allow longer for your first pregnancy visit as you will also meet one of our midwives.
We know that your time is important and we all aim to run on time. Delays are very possible due to the nature of our job. We always aim to give women the time they need in each appointment and on occasion unexpected issues arise that require a longer appointment. We will always prioritise our time to women who are giving birth, so sometimes this means a delay or an appointment rescheduling. We aim to notify you of any delays if at all possible. Ringing ahead to ask if your specialist is running on-time is one way of avoiding long waits. Be assured that when you need us we will be there for you.
It would be appreciated if you could give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment as there is always a long waiting list for appointments.
For your first appointment please bring:
- a referral from your GP
- copies of any recent blood tests or ultrasounds
- your medicare card
- your private health details
Once twelve months has passed from the time of your original referral, you will require a new referral from your GP. Please note that a referral from another specialist is only valid for three months.