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Rawson House, Ground Floor, 1 Rawson Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
02 4242 9000
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Morning clinic 7:30am - 9:00am
Please see below for details of special hours at this clinic.
Blood test, ultrasound, day surgery, GeneSyte, andrology. Further details below.
Genea Illawarra has been established since 1994 and gives locals convenient access to world leading assisted reproductive treatment and ovulation tracking services. We are located in the heart of Wollongong and have patients from Helensburgh to Bega and west to the Southern Highlands and Goulburn. If you live within reasonable driving distance, or can travel on the train, coming to Genea Illawarra clinic for your blood tests may be a more convenient option for you then heading into the Kent St clinic in Sydney city.
We’re within walking distance of Wollongong Railway Station and you’re welcome to make arrangements to come in and meet our nursing team. We can also arrange appointments for you to speak with one of your embryologists (a scientist who looks after your eggs, sperm and embryos) at any stage of your cycle. Access to our specialised fertility counsellors can also be organised as part of your cycle.
Our labs at Genea Illawarra are located within the Wollongong Day Surgery where you will have your procedures including egg collection and embryo transfer; so your precious eggs, sperm and embryos don’t have to travel either. Our embryologists are extensively trained to use our world leading technologies for IVF and ICSI, andrology testing, oocyte, sperm and embryo freezing, and sperm function testing.
Morning clinic at Genea Illawarra runs every Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 9:00am for blood tests (excluding public holidays). You don’t need to make an appointment for your blood test. If the above times are not convenient for you to have your blood test, you may use the services of Southern IML Pathology.
Ultrasounds will continue to be conducted by South Coast Ultrasound for Women. All ultrasound scans are strictly by appointment, so to book an ultrasound please call 02 4228 9711.
For patients from regional areas, we can arrange for you to have your blood tests and ultrasounds at local centres areas closer to you.
Further details can be found in Monitoring Centres.
From Tuesday to Thursday each week, Genea Illawarra is open for pathology services giving you access to Genea’s suite of genetic screening tests, such as GeneSyte™ prenatal screening and any other general pathology requested by your doctor.
Please view Pathology Centres for further information.
We know that once you begin your cycle - especially if it’s the first time - you will have a lot on your mind.
Parking is available on Rawson Street within easy access to the clinic. Parking meters are operational between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
To try to make things easier, you should know that not all pharmacies stock the drugs you will need for your treatment.
One that does is:
330 Crown Street
T: 02 4229 1528
Please fill in the form below to request an appointment.
If Genea Illawarra is not the most convenient location for you, please select another Genea fertility clinic nearer to you.