Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Fertility Unit
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

RPA Fertility Unit

COVID-19 UPDATE

Attention: Update 04.12.2020

Sydney Local Health District is taking steps to protect our staff, our patients and our community against any potential transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The RPA Fertility Unit is making some changes to our services to ensure you, your family and our staff stay as safe as possible at this time.

We recognise this is a difficult time for many in our community, and we are working hard to ensure our patients continue to receive high quality healthcare while also reducing the potential transmission of COVID-19.

In order to protect yourself, other patients, healthcare workers and members of the community, we ask that any patients who have:

  • flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath)
  • have travelled overseas or
  • have visited a confirmed COVID-19 case locations, or
  • who have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case,

postpone their appointment, self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.

You will be screened on entrance to the hospital and asked to wear a facemask while within the hospital.

For the latest COVID-19 news and updates, please visit the NSW Health website.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and patience to date. We appreciate it may continue to be a challenge for a period of time as we reopen and will do our best to limit the impact of those challenges. Please do not hesitate to speak to the staff if you have any concerns.

What to do now:

Call the unit on 9515 8824 to discuss when you may be able to start treatment;

Make sure your GP referral is in date.

We will continue to update any changes on this website

The Unit's Fertility Counsellor, Sally Ann, will continue to be available to support you at this time via telephone or ZOOM. The counselling support service is available Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm. You may contact Sally Ann via telephone on 9515 8119 or email sally.heaney1@health.nsw.gov.au.

It is important at this time that we look after each other and ourselves. Please do not hesitate to access support should you require it. Community based supports available 24/7 includes:

Mental Health Line 1800 011 511  
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Lifeline 131 114 www.lifeline.org.au

In case of an emergency call 000

Additional support agency information can be located at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/Pages/support-contact-list.aspx

 

The Federal Government has announced changes to the funding by Medicare of IVF cycles.

In September 2009 changes were announced which will come into effect in January 2010. The changes introduce a cap to fees for IVF cycles which will be reimbursed through the Medicare Safety Net. However these changes will not affect RPA Fertility Unit patients as our fees fall well within the Medicare requirements.