Queensland Government
Queensland Health

General Medicine



Specialists

Caboolture Hospital offers both public and bulk-billing Specialist outpatient clinics.  There are no out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the patient when naming your referral to a specific Specialist’s bulk-billing clinic.  Private referrals are now a legitimate and expected income stream for State-based Public Hospitals.  Should the patient choose to have the opportunity to be seen in a Specialist bulk-billing clinic, it is suggested all referrals meet the requirements of a private referral.  It is the hospital that re-coups the Medicare fees.  The requirements of a private referral include:

 

Your patient can still be seen by most Specialists in a public clinic should they choose this option.

 

Pre-Requisite Tests 
  • All Patients
  • Thyroid related conditions
  • Anaemia
  • FBC, U+E/LFT, Ca++, Mg++,CRP
  • TFT
  • Iron studies, B12, Folate
  • Please TYPE referral or write legibly
  • Thorough history of the condition for which the patient is being referred
  • Medications (including dosage)
  • Past medical history
  • Allergies 


Last Updated: 31 August 2010
Last Reviewed: 31 August 2010