Services > Referrals
Referrals to specialists will not be provided without a prior consultation. Consultations regarding referrals are always essential so that your general practitioners are able to advise you about the appropriateness of specialist advice and to ensure that all courses of action are considered. Valuable information for the specialist is able to be summarised in your referral to ensure accuracy at the time.
Backdated referrals will not be provided. This contravenes Medicare regulations.
We do not provide “indefinite” referrals. Our referrals are valid for 12 months. It is very important for our doctors to be able to provide up to date information and also to ensure that specialists continue to provide information and advice to the practice.