What does a Paediatrician do?
Paediatricians are specialists in the care of babies, infants and adolescents. In Australia, Paediatricians have completed a minimum of 5 years at university studying General Medicine, then 2 years in a Hospital as a junior medical officer, followed by a minimum of 6 years in a Paediatric Training programme in a teaching hospital. Paediatricians are members of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Do I need a referral?
You will need to obtain a referral from your GP, another specialist doctor or a doctor at the hospital. A referral from your GP will usually last for 12 months and from a specialist last three months.
Once your referral has expired you will need to obtain a new referral from your GP prior to seeing the paediatrician, otherwise your appointment may be rescheduled. Failure to have a valid referral means there is no Medicare rebate, and you will be liable for the full cost of the consultation. If your appointment is a follow up after hospital admission, your referral will come from the hospital and will expire after three months.
How do I make an appointment?
All appointments are made by phoning our office on (02) 60 511 222. Please note we do not make appointments via email.
What should I bring to the appointment?
You should bring: