Specialist Consulting (Outpatients)
Monash Specialist Consulting provides an extensive range of medical and surgical specialist clinics supported by multidisciplinary staff including allied health specialists, diagnostic services and interpreter services. Specialist Consulting clinics operate across Monash Health's acute and community sites.
Accessing Specialist Consulting Services
Recent initiatives at Monash Health have resulted in additional clinics being established. Many of our services now operate under a MBS funding model and as such a Medicare compliant referral is required. To ensure compliance, all referrals to Monash Specialist Consulting should be to a named clinician, the Head of Unit. The Head of Unit may then delegate the patient to an appropriately qualified clinician in their specialty. Where appropriate, referrals should be provided for an indefinite period so that another referral is not required in future.
To support General Practitioners and the effective management of specialist clinic resources, referral guidelines have been developed for outpatient specialities. These guidelines can be accessed below by clicking on the link for the appropriate specialty. A printable electronic listing of our Heads of Units is also available here.
General Practitioners/Referrers will be notified if the referral does not contain adequate information. Please note: In accordance with the Department of Health Specialist Clinics in Victoria Public Hospitals - Access Policy 6.3, if an updated referral is not received within 30 working days the referrer will be notified that the referral is considered withdrawn and it will be rejected. The patient will also receive notification.
General Practitioners and their patients will be notified of the patient's appointment or addition to the appropriate outpatient specialist clinics waiting list.
The General Practice Referral Template (GPRT) - formerly known as the Victorian State-wide Referral Form is the standardised template used by primary care providers to ensure provision of complete and high quality referrals to specialist clinics. This tool is housed in most major clinical software or can be downloaded from http://www.nhv.org.au/general-practice/2015/3/11/gp-referral-template