For Patients

At Arrivals, we love taking care of our patients. That means we work hard to make sure you feel comfortable, up-to-date and in control of your decisions throughout your pregnancy and delivery – including your appointments, and any medical expenses you’ll incur during them.

Read through this information to understand how and when to book an obstetrician, how often you’ll have appointments during your pregnancy and the answers to questions that patients frequently ask.


Making a booking

To guarantee your booking, please call as soon as you know you’re pregnant.


Your first appointment

You should make your first appointment for between 8 and 12 weeks’ gestation. Feel free to bring along your partner or any close friend or relative likely to play a supporting role during your pregnancy. You may also wish to work out how many weeks’ pregnant you are using by this free gestation calculator.

View the full schedule of visits here.


Bring your referral from your GP

You can have an appointment with your Arrivals obstetrician without having a referral. However, please note you can’t claim a rebate from Medicare without a valid referral.

Please ensure that the referral is made out to the doctor you wish to have your appointments with.

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