Initial consultation is by referral only. A referral is a request to
a specialist for investigation, opinion, treatment and/or management
of a condition or problem of a patient. A referral is a requirement by
the Health Insurance Commission (Medicare) to facilitate the payment
of the appropriate Medicare benefits.
A referral to the Sleep Centre can be of two types:
General Practitioner: Most referrals are usually arranged
by your general practitioner and can be for any length of time including
Generally, a referral is valid for 12 months from your
Specialist: Referrals by a specialist are valid for
3 months from your first appointment.
The sleep clinic can be contacted on 9346 2422 between 9am - 4pm Monday
to Friday for enquires. There is currently a waiting period of approximately
1 month for non-urgent referrals.