Project Description

Referrals

A referral letter is required prior to specialist consultations. Referrals are intended to be a process initiated by your GP, and need annual review. It is illegal for us to “backdate” referrals, carrying a fine up to $10,000. Specialists should inform you if your referral will need renewing, so please make an appointment with us, allowing plenty of time in advance of any specialist consultation for referral letters.

Repeat Referrals:

When you make a follow up appointment with your specialist, they should let you know if you need a new referral or the existing one is still in date. GP referrals are valid for 12 months. When booking your appointment with the specialist, please ask if you require a new referral.

You can see your specialist without a GP referral, however you will not be entitled to received a Medicare rebate without a current referral.

It is illegal for doctors to back date referrals.

It is at the discretion of the doctor to authorise this request and write a referral. A $20 fee will be charged for writing each referral requested without an appointment.

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Delivering traditional, high quality medical care for all age groups.

Delivering traditional, high quality medical care for all age groups.

SURGERY HOURS

General Surgery

  • MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • SAT: 8:30AM – 12:00 Noon
  • SUN/Public Holiday: Closed

Nurse

  • MON – WED: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

  • THU-FRI: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

After Hours

For after hours home visits, please contact:

The National Home Doctor Service on 13 74 25. They are available weeknights 7pm-6am, weekends from noon Saturday to 6.00am Monday and Public holidays from 7am-6am the following morning.

Appointments, requests for scripts and referrals, and medical advice cannot be provided via email. Please call the surgery (9527 4100) to make an appointment or REQUEST A CALL BACK.

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