Your child will need a referral letter from your GP to see a paediatric doctor at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists.
(This includes a paediatrician, paediatric subspecialist or surgeon).
GP referrals are generally valid for 12 months only. After 12 months, you will need your GP to make a new referral. You will also need a new GP referral letter if you are attending for a new problem.
Note: referrals provided by a specialist are only valid for 3 months.
Although a GP referral is not essential for most allied health services (e.g. physiotherapist, psychologist, clinical nurse), in some cases, these services can be claimed through Medicare with a GP referral. If you are not sure, please call our reception staff to ask before your appointment.
Our friendly reception staff will ensure an appropriate appointment is made for you by asking briefly about why your child needs an appointment.
For acute or urgent referrals, please ask your GP to contact us directly. Your GP may need to discuss your case with one of our paediatricians to arrange an early appointment.
Please email your GP referral letter to: [email protected]
or fax it to (03) 8376 6246
before your first appointment if possible.
Please arrive with your child 10 mins prior to the time booked for your first appointment.
*Cancellation fees may apply to missed appointments.
Please contact the rooms at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment if you are unable to attend and/or need to reschedule your booked time.
Appointments can be made with all our practitioners at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists with patient consultations at our specialist consulting suites designed for children next to the Royal Children's Hospital. Contact us for further information about making an appointment for your child and any questions regarding referrals and the services we provide.Contact Melbourne Paediatric Specialists →