Genetic counselling at Epworth Freemasons is a reasonably priced private billing service located in the heart of East Melbourne. Associate Professor Adrienne Sexton is our Genetic counsellor, and a well renowned leader in the profession. Adrienne provides the highest standard of up-to-date genetic information and counselling to address each client’s main concerns and questions. The service includes extensive advice about check-ups, family history and genetic testing available to patients and their relatives, while ensuring each person’s privacy.
Visit us at Level 1, 124 Grey Street, East Melbourne.
- Tuesday | In-person appointments available 9.30am -3.00pm
- Friday | Telehealth video call appointments available 9.30 am– 3.00pm
- Please note we are closed Public Holidays.
Genetic counselling involves talking about how genetic conditions might affect you or your family. By understanding information about your own health and your family history, genetic counselling can help you decide whether a genetic test might be useful. Genetic counselling also provides emotional and practical support to help you adapt to having a possible or definite genetic condition in the family.
Our genetic counsellor is also available for urgent referrals and works closely with the Epworth team of Clinical Geneticists and other Epworth specialists to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Who should have genetic counselling?
If you are concerned about your family’s health history, diagnosis of cancer or a neurological condition, or a known genetic condition in the family, our service can help.
Genetic counselling at Epworth Freemasons is a private billing service, with an accessible consultation fee set at $150.
Please note genetics tests often have an out-of-pocket cost (on average $450 - $600). Some tests may be eligible for a Medicare rebate.
All credit card payments by card incur a 1% surcharge. Appointment fees must be paid for at the conclusion of your appointment on the day. Genetic test fees can be made directly with the relevant lab at a later date, if you decide to have a genetic test.