Genea is one of Australia’s leading providers for infertility, IVF and other assisted conception treatment with more than 31 years of experience in the field.
We have long been a fertility pioneer, with research and technologies developed in-house virtually doubling IVF success rates in the mid-nineties and continuing to improve outcomes today. Our world leading instruments and technologies are sold globally but are exclusive to Genea clinics in Australia. In a recent breakthrough, we announced that a new version of our culture medium Gems, when combined with Genea’s Geri incubator, has seen an increase of 46.7% in the number of high grade embryos per cycle when compared to the traditional incubator and culture medium system*. The new technologies are leading to - on average - more embryos per IVF attempt.
Genea operates a full service clinic in Heidelberg, Victoria offering patients access to all of our leading technology. Our Heidelberg clinic houses our doctor consulting rooms, monitoring centre, laboratory, counselling services as well as dedicated nursing and administration teams, giving you easy access to the resources you need for every step of your fertility treatment.
Dr Kate McIlwaine
MBBS (Hons), FRANZCOG, MRMed
Kate has rooms in our Heidelberg clinic and Mitcham.
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Dr Rashi Kalra
Bsc, MBBS (Hons), FRANZCOG, CREI
Rashi has rooms in our Heidelberg clinic and Carlton.
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Fertility Services at Genea Melbourne
Genea Melbourne offers a comprehensive range of assisted conception procedures, as well as genetic diagnosis and infertility counselling. We provide these services in our purpose built clinic, providing comfortable surrounds, respecting and maintaining your privacy.
As well as our convenient location in Heidelberg, we’ve partnered with Dorevitch Pathology to make it easier for patients to find somewhere for their monitoring. We know that IVF treatment can be hard to fit in with life sometimes so Genea Melbourne patients now have access to any of Dorevitch Pathology’s 500 locations across Victoria for their regular blood tests. We also work with East Melbourne Ultrasound to give you a city option for your scans. All you need to do is speak with your nursing team to arrange external monitoring and ensure we get your results quickly.
Procedures take place at nearby Ramsay Warringal Private Hospital day surgery - equipped to perform all assisted conception procedures, including egg pick-up, testicular biopsies and anaesthesia for every type of treatment.
Our onsite laboratories use world leading technologies for IVF, sperm function testing, embryo biopsy for genetic diagnosis including PGD and PGS. Sperm, egg and embryo cryostorage is also available.
Getting started at Genea Melbourne
There are a number of checks and procedures Genea is required to ensure patients complete before offering IVF, ICSI, IUI or warming eggs to create embryos. No checks are required for ovulation induction or egg freezing. We recommend patients start coordinating these checks so treatment can commence ASAP.
Genea must apply for the Child Protection Order Check on a patient’s behalf. You will need to download the form, complete, send it to us and then we will submit it for you. It takes 7-10 days for this check to be processed, it will then be returned directly to Genea.
Patients are also required to apply for a National Police Record Check before commencing treatment. This check takes approximately 4-6 weeks to be processed. To download an application form, go to the Victoria Police website and follow the below steps:
* When compared to the traditional incubator and culture medium system. Study performed at Genea’s flagship Kent Street, Sydney CBD laboratory. Data presented at Fertility Society of Australia Conference, October 2017. Adelaide.
- Click on ‘Our services’
- Click on ‘Police Record Checks’
- Scroll down then click open the application form for ‘Online application form for the National Police Certificate’. A PDF document will download.
- To ensure that your Criminal Record Check is admissible for ART treatment, tick the box in Section E, Option 1, ‘Contact with Children’. Also write in the free text box under Option 1 ‘IVF Applicant’