Women’s Health Service provides a Gynaecology clinic. Women can be referred for specialist management for the following gynaecological conditions or women’s health issues:
Your GP will refer you to this clinic if specialist care is required.
Women requiring specialist care in regards to their Gynaecology or Women’s Health issues.
You will need a referral letter from your General Practitioner to access any services at Women’s Health Service (WHS). They will refer you. Once the WHS receive this referral your referral will be triaged and they will contact you regarding your appointment.
All information your GP has given you in regards to this appointment.
Medicare card, a list of all medications that you are currently taking, plus any relevant cards (example Health Care Card).
Women requiring specialist care in regards to their gynaecology or women’s health issues.
For all Gynaecology referrals:
Some services at South West Healthcare are registered as MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) clinics. If you are referring to these clinics, please address the referral to Dr Rosy Buchanan. This is a requirement to adhere to the relevant regulations.
When a specialist or consultant physician is providing services under rights of private practice in a public hospital (including outpatient clinics), there must be a named referral and the patient has chosen to be treated as a private patient (National Health Reform Agreement, clause G19). Please advise your patient you are referring them to an MBS funded clinic.
Some clinics offer an MBS billed service. There is no out of pocket expenses to the patient. MBS billed services require a current referral to a named specialist – please provide your patient with a 12 month referral addressed to the specialist of your choice. Please note that your patient may be seen by another specialist in that clinic In order to expedite their treatment.
MBS clinics are bulk billed against the relevant item number in the MBS, meaning that there is no additional charge to the patient. However, your patient can choose to not have their Medicare Card Bulk billed. They will need to tell us on their arrival.
The National Health Reform Agreement can be found at the following link:
MBS Provider : Rosy Buchanan