Appointments are usually made by phone following receipt of a referral emailed, faxed, sent or delivered from the referring general practitioner or medical specialist. Registration forms are sent to new patients and are to be returned by email, fax, post or delivered prior to the initial appointment. If the referral suggests that it is most efficient to schedule an investigation in hospital and meet you there, this will be offered to you. Ringing the practice just before appointments is advised as the nature of surgical practice often leads to unavoidable delays.
A current referral is necessary to claim maximum rebate for consultations from Medicare and general practitioners will not provide back-dated referrals.
Private hospital admissions are all at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.
Anaesthetists from Wakefield Anaesthetic Group, Pulse Anaesthetics and Specialist Anaesthetic Services are used routinely.