1. Scripts

For registered patients only who have seen their usual doctor in the last 3 months, a routine repeat script may be requested from your usual doctor by:

  • telephoning or emailing reception; or
  • booking a brief telephone consultation, or
  • from your usual doctor through our HotDoc booking service
  • the script may be emailed to you or to your pharmacy by e-script
  • an out of pocket fee of $30 is charged for online scripts not requested by telephone, as there is no medicare rebate to cover your doctor’s time doing this work for you.

Please book an appointment online or by calling reception, where:

  • your medical condition requires review, or
  • it has been over 3 months since a doctor reviewed you, or
  • your doctor is on leave and therefore another doctor is unable to safely prescribe for you.

2. Referrals

  • All NEW referral requests require an appointment booked with your GP (by telehealth or face-to-face) for a preliminary diagnostic assessment, and any tests that may need to be ordered, prior to seeing a sub-specialist. These should not be requested online.
  • Also, if it is over 3 months since your last consultation, a telehealth or face-to-face appointment must be booked
  • Often, our experienced GP’s can answer your query, saving you the cost of a sub-specialist visit
  • Repeat referrals without a GP consultation are only for a) patients with established long-term annual sub-specialist reviews, AND b) where your GP is already familiar with the chronic medical condition, AND c) where you have provided consent to retain your credit card details encrypted in your medical file.
  • The fee for a repeat referral without a GP consultation, is $55.
  • If your doctor decides a review appointment is nevertheless required, our reception will call to book you an appointment.

NOTE: As a matter of strict practice policy, no scripts for sleeping tablets, benzodiazepines, opioids, or any other S8 medications which lead to dependence or tolerance will be provided without a face to face consultation.

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