Cammeray Medical Practice - Level 1, Stockland Cammeray Square 450 Miller St, Cammeray

Prescriptions:

 

In the interest of patient safety, prescriptions will not be routinely provided without an appointment with a doctor.

 

Telephone requests for prescriptions will be accepted in exceptional circumstances only.

 

In order for a script to be issued without consultation ALL of the following criteria must be met:

  • The patient must be a regular patient of the practice

  • The patient must have been seen by one of our doctors within the last 6 months

  • The medication must have been previously prescribed from our practice, or one that is clearly documented in a recent specialist letter or hospital discharge letter

  • Only ONE MONTH of supply will be issued via phone request, i.e. no repeats

  • A charge of $20 per item will apply, payable at time of script collection

  • If scripts are to be faxed and/or posted to a pharmacy without the patient collecting in person, a credit card payment of $25 applies before the script is dispatched

  • The prescribing doctor has FULL DISCRETION and may refuse to issue a script with no reason or explanation necessary

 

 

Referrals:

 

Specialist appointments require a current referral to be eligible for a rebate from Medicare. A doctor’s appointment is necessary to obtain this. Urgent referrals via telephone request will only be provided in exceptional circumstances and attract a fee of $40.00.

 

In order for a referral to be issued without consultation:

  • The patient must be a regular patient of the practice

  • The patient must have been seen by one of our doctors within the last 6 months

  • The patient must have discussed the reasons for the referral with their doctor at a prior consultation or previously had a referral to the particular specialist from our practice.

  • NO referral will be back dated, so please do not ask

  • A charge of $40 will apply for such referrals payable at the time of issuing the referral, either upon collection or prior to faxing.

  • The referring doctor has FULL DISCRETION and may refuse to issue a referral with no reason or explanation necessary

 

 

No prescriptions or referrals via telephone request will be issued if the patient has not attended the Practice within the last 6 months.

Script & Referral Request Policy