To make an appointment with a specialist you will need to have a referral from your GP or other medical practitioner. The referring doctor can fax the referral to The Children’s Private Medical Group on 03 9345 6100. Alternatively, if you have been given the referral, please complete and submit the Patient Referral Upload form. Please ensure the file size is no larger than 5Mb. Unfortunately we cannot book an appointment without a valid referral.
Once the referral for your child has been received it is viewed by the specialist to whom it is addressed to ensure your child is allocated an appointment in an appropriate timeframe. If your GP is unsure as to whom to refer your child, they can call reception for advice on 9345 6688 or review the Our Services section of our website, which offers an overview of areas of interest and associated practitioners within the group. Alternatively, your GP can write a generic referral to The Children’s Private Medical Group which will be assessed and triaged by a paediatrician to ensure your child is seen by the most appropriate specialist.
Reception will call you usually within 48 hours of receipt of a referral to make an appointment.
Please ensure the referral has your child’s complete details, including the best contact phone number for reception to contact you. Referrals for allied health practitioners are not essential. In some situations allied health visits are eligible for a Medicare rebate, in which case a referral is required. The allied health provider will inform you if this applies.