A clinical geneticist is a doctor with specialist training in diagnosing and treating genetic conditions or disorders such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. Clinical geneticists can help people who are affected by, or at risk of, inherited conditions to make informed health choices.

Services provided

  • Diagnosis of genetic conditions and disorders
  • Gene testing
  • Genetic counselling
  • Screening newborn babies and second trimester fetuses for selected genetic conditions


You need a referral from a doctor to see a clinical geneticist.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your clinical geneticist.


The cost of clinical genetics services varies depending on the provider. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Clinical genetic services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.