Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some of our most common questions.

No, we do not. We operate a full-service private practice clinic with leading local clinical and administrative staff, along with the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic clinical technology, which enables us to offer patients a truly world-class clinical experience. This service is not possible to run on a bulk-billing model. Therefore, there are reasonable out-of-pocket expenses associated with most consultations and procedures.

No, you do not need a GP referral to see a specialist in Australia, however, having a GP referral allows you to receive the Medicare rebate and allows your GP to send a referral letter with your full medical history detailed, which is essential for Dr Wang -Gilchrist to review. We strongly recommend speaking to your GP prior to considering seeing Dr Wang-Gilchrist, simply to ensure that your issue cannot be managed by your primary care provider.

If you are a Medicare card holder and want to claim the Medicare rebate, you will require a valid referral from either a GP or another specialist to entitle you to claim your Medicare rebate.

Patients who do not have a Medicare card, do not want to claim the Medicare rebate, or international patients, do not require a referral to attend our practice and will be billed per our standard rates.

In clinic
Private health insurance does not cover what is done in the rooms (unless you are an in-patient or overseas visitor with international travel insurance). If you are an international visitor with the necessary insurance, full payment is required at the time of the consultation, you will then be provided with a receipt to claim directly from your provider.

No, you are not necessarily required to have private health insurance to be a patient in a private hospital. A ‘self-funded’ patient is someone who doesn’t have private health insurance, but pays cash for their medical treatment upfront. This consists of the specialist’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee, the surgical assistant’s fee and the hospital’s fee. It’s the hospital fee which makes up the majority of the cost.

Public Hospitals
If you are a Medicare card holder and your treatment is performed in a public hospital, there will be no fees associated with your care.

GP referrals are valid for 12-months and referrals from other specialist are valid for 3-months.

Yes, you can.  You can use a referral that is made out to a different specialist of the same speciality/vocation (eg: another O&G).

Yes, we offer Telehealth and Zoom consultations for patients who can’t make the appointments physically. Please contact our friendly administrative team to arrange.

Dr Xiaoqian

Dr Wang-Gilchrist is a Sydney Fertility Specialist, and Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has significant experience diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide range of conditions related to women’s reproductive health. She holds three separate Master Degrees in the areas of embryology, infertility and reproductive care, and she is a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).