Clinics & services

Gynaecology & family planning

Gynaecology & family planning

We provide advice, consultation and contraceptive care for women, and offer both medical and surgical methods of abortion (termination of pregnancy).

About us

Check with your GP to see if they offer these services. You may be able to access them in your local community rather than by coming to hospital.

We do not provide general gynaecology services. General gynaecology, obstetrics and neonatal services provided at the Mercy Hospital for Women.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Advice on the contraception options that best suit your needs
  • Where an implant or hormonal IUD is the best option, you can often have one inserted on the spot during your appointment
  • Contraceptive options discussed can include:
    • Etonorgestrel (Implanon)
    • Levonorgestrel intra uterine system (Mirena IUS)
    • a copper IUD
    • the combined oral contraceptive pill
    • the progesterone only pill
    • tubal ligation
  • Medical and surgical abortion
  • Updates and training to general practitioners (GPs), including in abortion/pregnancy and IUD insertion

Our clinics

We run the following clinics:

  • Family Planning Clinic

Head of Unit

Dr Charlotte Elder


For patients

For access to abortion/pregnancy termination phone: 03 9496 2533

If telephone is unattended, please leave your name and contact telephone number with a short message.

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient.

What you need to bring

Every time you come

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame

For your clinic appointment

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)

For your day procedure

  • Responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
  • Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit

Our locations

You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us on the numbers below.

Austin Hospital

The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe

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Contact us

Gynaecology & Family Planning

For clinic appointments

Contact Specialist Clinics

For enquiries about your surgery

Contact the Elective Surgery Booking Team.

Phone: 03 9496 3750


Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm 

Postal address

Gynaecology & Family Planning
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084