To be eligible for a Medicare rebate you are required to have either a GP or Specialist referral. If you are referred by a GP your referral is valid for 12 months. Specialist referrals are only valid for 3 months. If you think that your condition will require visits to South East Colorectal for a period longer than 3 months we suggest that you contact your specialist o gain a referral for 12 months. If you are referred by a Specialist please provide us with your GP details on our Patient Information forms.
The surgeons at South East Colorectal keep all referring and treating medical practitioners informed of your progress. Please advise your surgeon or our staff of the names of all medical practitioners that are currently involved in your treatment.