A referral from a GP is valid for 12 months from the day of your first appointment. A referral from another specialist is valid for 3 months only. We encourage indefinite referrals for patients who have ongoing cardiac care requirements. Please ask your GP about obtaining an indefinite referral.
Please note, you will need to obtain a new referral for the following reasons, even if you have an indefinite referral:
- If you change GPs
- If your current GP retires
- If your current GP moves locations
It is your responsibility to ensure that your referral is current. We ask you contact our rooms prior to the day of your appointment to confirm this. If we do not have an up to date referral on the day of your appointment, we cannot send your claim to Medicare on your behalf.