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. 

 

Repeat scripts can be issued without consultation provided ALL of the following criteria are met:

  • The patient must be a regular patient of the practice

  • The patient must have been seen in a face-to-face consultation by one of our doctors within the last 3 months 

  • The medication must have been previously prescribed from our practice.

  • Only ONE MONTH of supply with no repeats will be issued. 

  • Please allow up to five working days for the script to be issued. 

  • A charge of $20 per item will apply, payable at time of script collection/ e-script texting. 

  • 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 $70.00.

 

In order for an urgent referral to be issued without consultation:

  • The patient must be a regular patient of the practice

  • The patient must have been seen in a face-to-face consultation by one of our doctors within the last 3 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 $70 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 3 months.

Script & Referral Request Policy