Prescriptions for medications should be obtained during consultations with your General Practitioner. For most medications, regular review is necessary and patients are encouraged to make timely appointments to ensure they have adequate medication at the correct dose and formulation.
Prescriptions can be provided without review for previously prescribed ongoing medications at the prescribing doctor’s discretion if the patient has attended Main Street Medical Centre within the past three months.
Referrals from general practitioners to medical specialists allows for the specialist consultation to be rebatable by Medicare. Referrals are legal documents and contain private and detailed information.
If you require a new referral to a specialist doctor then you will need to book an appointment for review by your general practitioner.
For ongoing referrals, patients will need to be reviewed by their general practitioner if they have not attended Main Street Medical Centre within the past six months.
Referrals for pathology and Xray will require review by your general practitioner. Lost referrals may be reprinted at the doctor’s discretion.