Health A-Z

Health A-Z

For information on a particular condition or topic try our Health A-Z with links to this and other Jean Hailes websites or use the website search function.

Health Tips

Challenging the myths around dieting and weight from our Health for Women website

A few simple lifestyle changes can prevent kilo creep, without dieting. Learn more...

Around Jean Hailes

Home Medical Centre Jean Hailes PCOS Service

The Jean Hailes PCOS Service

The Jean Hailes PCOS Service is an interdisciplinary specialist service providing coordinated assessment and management of PCOS. Women with a confirmed diagnosis of PCOS will see an Endocrinologist and attend education and lifestyle management sessions and be referred on to additional specialists as required. The female Endocrinologists working at the service are prominent clinicians and researchers in the PCOS field and have a deep understanding of the challenges women with PCOS face.

The service does not specifically treat infertility, however, preconception advice and lifestyle intervention is provided and women will be referred on for specialist fertility services if required.

The service is generally provided over two appointments and is held at the Jean Hailes Medical Centre, 173 Carinish Road, Clayton, Vic (Contact and location).

Do you live remotely?

If your location makes it difficult to attend all aspects of the service please contact our PCOS Service team to discuss, as we may be able to offer some flexibility with the program for those who live rurally/remotely. Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Telehealth initiative

You may be eligible to access the Jean Hailes PCOS Service via the Australian Government’s new Telehealth consultation initiative. The Telehealth initiatives were released to enable people living in rural, remote or outer metropolitan areas to access specialist care via video conferencing services. 

To be eligible for this initiative, the location at which you conduct the video consultation must be considered ‘eligible’. To check your eligibility, visit 

Note, additional fees may apply.

For more information regarding Telehealth consultations with Jean Hailes Specialists please contact the clinic on (03) 9562 7555.

First Appointment

Prior to your first appointment you will be emailed web based questionnaires to complete. It is vital these are returned prior to your appointment. 

On your first appointment, you will:

  • Have a 45 min. education session on PCOS
  • Receive a comprehensive resource kit full of information on PCOS
  • See your endocrinologist for a 45 min. appointment

Second Appointment

Your second appointment comprises:

  • A two-part ‘lifestyle management’ program. In the first session we will introduce insulin resistance and discuss healthy eating and activity guidelines, nutrition, and setting goals that work the best for you. The second session looks at changing behaviours long term, and discusses some of the emotional and body image issues that are frequently seen in women with PCOS. Each session is approximately 1.5 hours long.
  • A 20 min. endocrinologist review appointment where you will also finalise your management plan together.

Fees Schedule

PCOS Clinic Fees as at 5 March 2014

Your total out of pocket expense after Medicare rebate is $270.35. However, full fees are payable on the day in accordance with the schedule below:

Payment 1:

Non Refundable Booking Fee:

$55.00 (Payable when booking your appt.)

Payment 2:

Payable at first visit:

$324.00  (medicare rebate = $224.35)

Payment 3:

Payable at second visit:

$228.00  (medicare rebate = $112.30)

Depending on your individual requirements, your Endocrinologist may recommend an additional review appointment for you at 3-6 months. Additional charges will apply for this appointment.

Make an appointment

Before you make your appointment, you will need to have a GP Referral. Once you have your referral call our friendly Reception team on 03 9562 7555. If you do not have a GP, or wish to see one of our Women’s Health GPs to diagnose your PCOS or provide your referral, you can contact us on the number above to book in with one of our experienced GPs.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding the PCOS Service, you can contact the PCOS Service Team via email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

PCOS Service - Information for GPs

pdfPreliminary evaluation of the PCOS Service71.41 KB

Jean Hailes PCOS Service BrochurePCOS Service Brochures

Brochures containing all the information about the Jean Hailes PCOS Service are available for order free of charge.

pdfJean Hailes PCOS Service Brochure1.3 MB  

Jean Hailes PCOS Service Brochure

Content updated 25 March 2014

New Look Jean Hailes for Women's Health Coming Soon

Follow us

Stay in touch

Free email updates

Stay in touch

Research studies

Would you like to participate in a study?

Learn more here


“Living in a remote rural area, I have limited access to women’s health facilities and resources. Thanks to Jean Hailes I can access reliable health information online.”
Lauren, Tamworth, NSW

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. healthinsite Better Health Channel
Get Adobe Reader Get Adobe Flash Player
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here. Jean Hailes for Women's Health
is a healthinsite Partner
Jean Hailes for Women's Health 
is a Better Health Channel Partner
Downloadable information may require
Adobe Reader or Adobe Flash Player
© Copyright 2014 Jean Hailes for Women's Health