The public specialist was pretty easy to get in to. I just went to my GP and asked for a referral to the hospital that i wanted to go to, i gave the GP the name of the FS i wanted to see, but i only knew his name because an ex friend of mine recommended him to me. The GP referred me for all the tests that the specialist would ask me to get (all the bloods, u/s (for pcos), and the other one that you have to get every 2 years- i've got a mental block on it's name atm), and when i had done them all he wrote out the referral and sent it to the FS himself. You are suppose to be TTC for 1yr + before they'll refer you to a public one, but, we had been TTC for 2 years by then.
Once they get the referral you just wait for an appointment, we were told it was an 18month waiting list, but we got an appointment about 3 months after he first received the referral.
Call your local hosp and ask them do they have an outpatient FS (gyno), if not, ask if they know of a local hosp/not too far away hosp that has one.
munchkin- I don't let it bother me to much anymore, she always says and does dumb stuff. DH and i are united on what we want and we haven't let anyone steer us off course yet. She was just annoyed becasue she was going to send her mothers day pressie down with him instead of sending it in the mail. Plus, she thinks he never gets any time to himself/do fun stuff since meeting me, but every week he has up to 4 nights a week where he is either out playing sport (he plays tennis and cricket) or visiting/drinking with friends... i'm the one stuck at home all the time with DD (i don't mind) not being able to see friends much :/
About the clomid, with HCC and medicare card mine cost me $5.80 for 10 tablets, which for me is 3 months supply as i'm on 25mg for 2 months and 50mg after that. but, the normal price is $34 for 10 tablets from the chemist i got it from. I was advised to call around and ask them how much they cost though because some chemists can be as much as $80 for 10 tablets, but most are around $35 for 5 tablets.