Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

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Online Request Form

New Patient Appointment

New Referrals to see our Paediatricians & Paediatric Sub-Specialists

Follow these steps to request a new appointment:

For New Referrals & New Patients
– Paediatricians & Paediatric Sub-Specialists

Do you have a referral letter?

You MUST have a copy of your child's referral letter BEFORE you can request an appointment with one of our specialists.

Take a photo or scan of your Referral

Use you smart phone's camera and capture an image or PDF copy of your referral letter. You may need to make a copy of more than one page to upload to our form.

Enter Your Child's Details & Select Specialist's Name

Complete all required fields in the form below. Select the individual Specialist's name (ie Medical Doctor) if known; or type of specialist (Eg: General Paediatrician) you need to make an appointment with.

Upload your Referral & Submit Form

Attach the file(s) showing the copy of the full referral letter for your child and then submit the form. Your new referral and request for an appointment will then be reviewed by staff at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

New Referrals

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to see a medical doctor at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists?

YES:
You must have a valid referral from your GP or other doctor/medical specialist to see one of our paediatricians or paediatric sub-specialists at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

Referrals from your GP are generally valid for 12 months. Referrals from other doctors (other specialists) are valid for 3 months.

You will also need a referral letter from your GP to be eligible for a Medicare rebate which should cover at least part of the cost of your appointment.

You can get more information about referrals from the Victorian Government website:
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ServicesAndSupport/seeing-a-specialist

What if I don't have a copy of my child's new referral letter? Can I still request an appointment?

NO.
You MUST have a copy of your child’s referral that you can upload via our online form.

A Referral Letter is required to enable you to complete our online new patient form and request an appointment with one of our Paediatric Specialists.

If you do not have a referral as yet, please speak to your child’s GP or other medical doctor about getting a referral letter written to one of our paediatric specialists.

Can I use this Online Form to make a Follow-up Appointment?

NO.
This form is only for new referrals and new patients to Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

To request a Follow-Up Appointment, Reschedule or Cancel your next appointment please use our Existing Patient Enquiries Form

Existing Patient Enquiries Form →

Can I call the clinic instead to arrange a new appointment for my child?

NO.
In order to request a new or first appointment with one of our doctors, Melbourne Paediatric Specialists requires you to complete the initial details and request for an appointment online including uploading your referral. This will enable our staff to review your referral and assign an appropriate appointment for you and your child.

New Patients + New Referrals →

What happens after I submit the form with my child's details and copy of referral letter?

After you submit this form, the staff at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists will review your referral and request for an appointment for your child. This will occur during business hours.

Once your details and referral have been confirmed, you will then receive a SMS text message from the practice that includes a link to our Online Patient Portal where you can continue to complete a full patient registration for your child.

I have a referral to see a Paediatrician but I am not sure who my child should see?

It is important for you to make an appointment with the right doctor for your child. The best advice is to check our individual doctor profiles before making an appointment. Each of the doctors at our clinic have different areas of expertise.

You should also ask the GP or medical doctor who provided the new referral, if they can recommend someone.

Who We Are | Paediatricians →

How do I make a new appointment to see one of the Allied Health Practitioners?

The Online Appointment Request Form only enables New Patient Appointments to be requested for our Paediatricians and Paediatric Sub-Specialists.

To make an appointment to see one of our Allied Health practitioners please use our Online Form – “New Patient Appointments – Allied Health

New Patients | Allied Health →

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PAEDIATRIC SPECIALIST

New Appointments can be made with all our Paediatricians and Paediatric Sub-specialists at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists. If your GP has not provided an individual specialist's name but provided a general referral, ie to a 'Paediatrician' you can choose the doctor you want to make the appointment for from the list of specialists who practice at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.

VIEW PROFILES:
Paediatricians & Paediatric Sub-Specialists
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