Although we are happy to see patients without a referral, we prefer women to have a valid medical referral at the time of their consultation. A valid referral allows patients to claim the Medicare schedule fee for our services and minimises their out-of-pocket costs.
We have strong relationships with many of the local general practitioners and most of our patients are referred from their GP. We believe good communication is vital between primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare and GPs referring their patients to SHORE FOR WOMEN can be assured of timely correspondence from us in return.
As Dr. Colin Walsh is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and expert in high-risk obstetrics, we also receive many referrals from other specialists, often to discuss particular medical problems during pregnancy or explore previous obstetric complications.
Finally, as we are a Specialist Ultrasound practice, we welcome referrals from GPs and specialists for obstetric ultrasound scans – both routine scans and 2nd opinion ultrasounds where there is suspicion of a problem. Women referred to us for an ultrasound scan can be assured of the highest quality scan by Dr. Walsh using the latest 3D/4D technology.