Preparing for your visit
You will need a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or another specialist to see a specialist for the first time.
Please bring a list of current medications, including prescription medication, over the counter, alternative medicines and supplements. Also remember to bring your Medicare card.
If you have had any scans, such as X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans or diagnostic tests, it is a good idea to bring them with you to your initial appointment.
At your appointment with the specialist treatment options may be discussed with you, so it is helpful to bring a list of questions with you and a family member or friend.
If your appointment is at one of our hospital clinics and you need an interpreter for yourself or a family member, please tell your doctor, nurse or another member of the healthcare team. Sign language interpreters for the deaf/hard of hearing and spoken language interpreters for non-English speakers will be arranged at no cost .