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Dedicated to fertility and reproductive support, Dr Leah Hechtman (PhD) compassionately guides patients to achieve their health goals

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For fertility-related appointments, you must complete Leah’s 6-week The Conception Connection course before your first session. This course equips you with essential knowledge, ensuring you grasp the fundamentals before consulting with Leah. Some patients will find they no longer need an appointment after finishing the course.

For all other appointments you are welcome to book an appointment without completing a prior course.

Please note there is currently a 12 month wait for all new patients.

Seeing Leah as a Patient

Please note that there is currently a 12 month wait for all new patients.

Consultation process

Leah’s consultations are time dependant with initial consultations lasting 1 hour for individuals and 2 hours for couples. Follow up appointments are 30 minutes for individuals and 1 hour for couples, however, you will be charged based on the time spent with her.

First Appointment

Once you have requested your appointment and it has been scheduled, you will be emailed an introductory pack which includes a questionnaire, privacy and consent form and other important information. You will need to email these documents back prior to your appointment .

Second Appointment

At the second appointment (typically held 4 weeks after the first appointment) you will review assessments and develop your treatment plan. This appointment also lasts one hour for individuals and two hours for couples.

Follow-up Appointments

Your follow up appointments from this point are entirely dependant on your presenting health complaint, its duration and identified roadblocks to health.

Fee Structure

Leah’s hourly fees are $450/hour from 2024. This reflects her professional standards, education and expertise. With respect to the time taken to complete tasks outside of appointments, any paperwork required will incur a fee and will be charged as per the hourly rate. This includes: email consultations, treatment plan modifications, letters, reports etc. You will be contacted to ensure your approval is given prior to beginning the work.

Cancellation Policy

Please be courteous and notify us by phone or email if you are unable to attend an appointment at least 2 working days (Monday to Friday) prior to your scheduled appointment. We will then be able to allocate this time to someone on our waiting list. For example, for a Tuesday appointment, please notify us by the Thursday before.

“Our children choose us with purpose and wisdom; the timing and method of their arrival is part of their unique journey.”

Dr Leah Hechtman (PhD)

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I consult with Leah on?

Leah specialises in treating fertility and reproductive health but is often referred complex cases from her colleagues including:

  • Fertility
  • Conception
  • Miscarriage
  • Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) and IVF
  • Pregnancy, labour, and breastfeeding
  • Postnatal care
  • Perimenopause and menopause
  • Endometriosis, PCOS, POI
  • General reproductive concerns
  • Immunology, chronic immune conditions and chronic infections
  • General health

How does the dispensary work?

Our clinic provides a comprehensive dispensary including nutritional supplements, herbal medicines in a variety of preparations (tablets, liquids, powders and other), homoeopathics, flower essences, natural skincare and makeup, essential oils, books, CDs, and other natural products.

We stock a variety of practitioner only brands and are constantly updating and adding to our dispensary to meet the needs of our patients. We are committed to supplying high quality products to enhance our treatment outcomes and adhere to the principle that if we wouldn’t use something, we won’t prescribe it!

Purchasing from the dispensary

Following your appointment you may be prescribed various prescriptions. You will typically be supplied with enough medicines to last you till your next appointment as treatment programs are regularly updated and modified at each consultation.

Should you require additional amounts of any customised prescriptions (such as liquid herbal medicines or homoeopathics) in between appointments, please note that there is a $5 dispensing fee per item. Packaged items such as supplements are free from this surcharge.

If you ever require additional medicines in between appointments, we have an easy courier system for their delivery. Please note that 48 hours notice is required when placing an order to ensure adequate preparation time. Credit card details are required to organise this service.

Where is the clinic?

The clinic is located at: Level 1, Suite 8, 300 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest NSW 2065.

The building is conveniently located next to the corner of Shirley Road and Pacific Highway.

Where can I park?

Parking is available at:

What public transport is available?

The clinic is a short 10 minute walk from St Leonards train station as well as having a number of buses stop outside the building. Please see the Transport and information website for more specific details regarding timetables.

Is there disabled access?

The building provides stairs or lift access to the first floor.

Which payment methods are available?

Consultations are GST-exempt, however, all medicines and other prescribed remedies incur GST. We accept credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express), or direct deposit payments.

Please note that we do not offer accounts and fees are due on the day of the consultation.

Which private health fund rebates are available?

Nutrition consultations are eligible for health fund rebates from some private health insurance companies. Please check with your individual provider for specificities pertaining to your individual health.

How do I reorder prescriptions?

Please email [email protected] for all dispensary orders. Please note that due to the high volume of orders received we require a minimum of 2 days to process your order.

What are the fees payable?

As at 1 July 2022, Leah’s hourly rate is $450/hour – i.e. you will be charged based on the time spent with her.

What happens if I miss an appointment?

Missed appointments and late cancellations prevent Leah from helping someone else in need. Please provide 48 hours notice (during business hours). I.e. an appointment scheduled for 9am Monday will need to be cancelled no later than 9am Thursday morning. Missed consultations or late cancellations without 48 hours notice will incur the full consultation fee.

Can I book a phone or email consultation?

Current patients are able to apply for a direct phone or email consultation with Leah in acute scenarios. These consultations are helpful if patients have questions in between appointments. They are usually available within 24-72 hours depending on Leah’s commitments.

Phone or email consultations must be booked through reception. You’re welcome to email or call reception to coordinate this. These consultations do not replace a proper follow up appointment and cannot be used for your initial consultation.

These consultations are useful for situations including:

  • Updating information about a particular issue
  • Queries about ongoing management and treatment
  • Discussing results of a test
  • Sending copies of test results and reports
  • Organising tests and referrals

There is a fee involved and phone/email consultations are based on the time taken for Leah to complete what is required. Generally it is anticipated that it would take between 15-30 minutes and you are charged accordingly. Payment is made via credit card and you will be issued with a receipt within 24 hours. These consultations are not rebatable with health funds.

I live outside Sydney – can I consult with Leah?

Consultations with Leah are available for those residing outside of Sydney. Patients are requested to have their initial appointment face-to-face where possible due to industry requirements, however, alternatives are available but this will need to be discussed with Leah. Ongoing treatment is conducted in an identical manner whereby consultations are scheduled through reception and are held via phone/webcam. Naturopathic prescriptions are then couriered/posted. Fees and charges are the same as for face-to-face consultations, however, health fund rebates may differ.

Where do I send previous medical test results?

Please bring copies of any past test results to your consultations to ensure thorough assessment at your consultation and to prevent unnecessary repetition. If you are having these documents forwarded directly to our clinic, please include a cover letter – Attention: Leah Hechtman. If you experience any difficulty in obtaining these results, please speak with Leah directly in your consultation.

I have a question to ask Leah

For any clinical queries relating to your treatment, please email Leah directly. Please note that email is not the recommended way to be consulted (unless you have a pre-arranged email consultation, which is billed as per Leah’s hourly rate) and Leah requires a minimum of 3 days to reply to emails. Dependent on your query, you may be asked to schedule a consultation so you can be best advised by Leah.

How is my personal information dealt with?

At the centre, we have strict confidentiality and privacy policies that respect our patients. All patient files are stored in a locked, secure location and only your practitioner will access your information. Content of files will be stored for the obligatory 7 years and will then be destroyed. Our administrative staff have restricted access to patient files. If you require test results or have treatment queries, you are asked to contact Leah directly.

I have another question

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any queries or concerns. We are here to help you on your health journey.