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Specialist Outpatients Clinic

Paediatrics

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 Information

Primary reason for referral/Provisional Diagnosis -including history, treatments and outcomes

 

Patient Details

  • Surname, Given Name, Date of Birth, Sex, Age
  • Mother’s Name
  • Current address
  • Current postal address if different from above
  • Current phone : Home, Work, Mobile
  • Person to contact in emergency
  • Emergency contact number
  • Medicare Number
  • Health Care Card details
  • Interpreter required
  • Relevant Medical and Surgical History
  • Recent investigations
  • Record of immunization
  • Birth growth data (if applicable)
  • Height/length, weight and head circumference
  • Relevant social history
  • Relevant family history
  • Medication list
  • Allergies
  • Alerts/Warnings
 Pre-requisite Tests

General:  As above

Behavioural:  As above plus recent relevant reports:

  • Speech pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hearing/Vision
  • School Guidance Officer report
  • Any other relevant reports


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