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.
Primary reason for referral/Provisional Diagnosis -including history, treatments and outcomes
General: As above
Behavioural: As above plus recent relevant reports: