• Why do I need a referral?

    All referrals received by specialist clinics are reviewed to determine the clinical urgency of your child's condition. Referrals help us to communicate effectively with your GP or referring doctor.

    Without a referral we can not provide services for your child.

    How do I get a referral?

    A referral can be made by your GP or specialist doctor.

    Do I need to renew my referral?

    Yes, referrals may expire after 3 months or a year. We will let you know if you need a new referral before your next appointment.

    Information for GP's or other referrers

    Please download and use our referral form to refer a patient to a RCH specialist clinics External referral form.

    Please fax your completed referral form Specialist Clinics on 9345 5034.

    A list of RCH clinics is available here.

    A valid referral requires

    Patient Demographic Information

    • Full name
    • Name of parent, guardian or carer
    • Address
    • Mobile phone number
    • Date of birth
    • Medicare number
    • ATSI (indigenous status)
    • CALD(interpreter requirements)

    Clinical Information

    • Reason for referral - presenting problem, GP diagnosis referral purpose
    • Physical examination results
    • Management to date
    • Investigation results
    • Relevant medical history
    • Allergies
    • Medications