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Gynaecology

The gynaecology team provide specialist women's health services for a wide range of issues including obstetrics, pregnancy, childbirth, hormone disorders and fertility issues.

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:

  • General Gynaecology
  • General Women’s Health
  • Pregnancy choices
  • Contraception choices, including Mirena insertion
  • Abnormal smears requiring colposcopy
  • Adolescent Gynaecology problems
  • Uro-gynaecological/pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Basic fertility
  • Gynaecological Cancers

Your GP will refer you to this clinic if specialist care is required.

Patient information

  • Who does this clinic care for?

    Women requiring specialist care in regards to their Gynaecology or Women’s Health issues.

  • How do I access this service?

    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.

  • What do I bring to my 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).

Health professional information

  • Who does this clinic care for?

    Women requiring specialist care in regards to their gynaecology or women’s health issues.

  • How do I prepare my patient for an appointment?

    For all Gynaecology referrals:

    1. Referral to WHS gynaecology clinic
    2. Discus with patient: Patient’s history, reason for referral
    3. Order tests and bloods if necessary
    4. Ultrasound if required
    5. Inform patient that WHS will be in contact with patient and wait times can vary depending on triage
    6. For colposcopy- please read updated NCSR guidelines prior to referral
    7. For Termination of pregnancy- Discuss with patient: Patient’s history, LMP if known, Order bloods: Beta HcG, FBE, Order Dating Ultrasound, inform patient that WHS will be in contact with patient immediately as it is urgent. Ideally WHS likes to see patient by 6 weeks- Medical TOP is offered up until 9 weeks gestation. Surgical TOP offered up until 12 weeks gestation otherwise, refer to My Options Ph: 1800 696 784– they will inform patient options on where to get TOP when already past 12 weeks gestation, 1800myoptions.org.au
  • Referring to MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) Funded Clinic

    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:
    http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/_archive/national-agreement.pdf

    MBS Provider : Rosy Buchanan

Page last updated: 12 May 2022

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