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Frequently asked questions

What does a paediatrician do?

How do I get to see the paediatrician?

Appointments

Should I bring anything to the

appointment?

Payments

Repeat prescriptions

Telephone calls

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Paediatricians  are specialists in the physical, developmental and psychological care of infants, children and adolescents. In Australia, specialist  paediatricians have completed a minimum of 6 years training at  university in general medicine followed by a further 6 years training in a paediatric training program. The paediatricians at the Albury-Wodonga Paediatric Group are members of the Royal Australasian College of  Physicians (Paediatrics).

What does a paediatrician do?

How do I get to see the paediatrician?

In general, you will need a referral from another doctor such as your GP, another  specialist doctor, or a hospital doctor. If follow- up after a hospital  admission has been arranged, the referral will come from the hospital. A referral from your GP will usually last for 12 months but can occasionally be an indefinite referral (at the discretion of the GP). A  referral from another specialist (e.g. a surgeon) is limited by Medicare to 3 months. Please note: once the referral period has expired, failure to obtain a new referral will significantly reduce your Medicare  rebate We request all referrals be faxed or emailed to us as all referrals are triaged by the paediatricians prior to an appointment being offered.

Appointments

All appointments are made through our  Albury office. The initial consultation will usually take up to 40 minutes, with  follow-up consultations around 20 minutes. If you are unable to keep an  appointment, please notify the office as soon as possible so we can  offer an appointment to another child. There is a cancellation fee if  less than 24 hours notice is given.

Should I bring anything to the

appointment?

It can be useful to bring: The referral letter Any reports e.g. from speech therapist, psychologist Any previous letters from other health professionals It can be useful to write down a list of questions Many people find it useful to bring friend or relative as another        pair of ears.

Payments

We request payment on the day of consultation. A discount will apply if the account is settled on the day of the consultation. Major credit cards and EFTPOS are  accepted. Gap payments must be made on the day. A discount rate is  offered to those on a single parent pension, unemployment or invalid  pension. Cheques are not accepted

Repeat prescriptions

Generally,  prescriptions will only be given at the time of appointment. A cost may  be incurred for prescriptions requested by phone.

Telephone calls

Our staff will endeavor to  answer all your enquiries. If you need to speak with a paediatrician who is unavailable, a message will be taken by staff and the paediatrician  will contact you when possible.
Frequently asked questions