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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.