A referral from your GP is needed to make an appointment with the Paediatrician.

Your first appointment

This takes place in our private consulting suites and can take up to an hour to achieve full assessment of the problem and to develop a treatment plan. Only the concerns that the GP has referred your child for can be discussed at this time.

Follow-up appointments

Follow up appointments generally take between 20 and 30 minutes and will be organised at the request of your Paediatrician.

Wait Times

Unavoidably, our wait times for developmental issues are generally over 12 months at this time. We understand this is disappointing, please be respectful to staff when booking your child in 
for these appointments.

Urgent appointments

If your child is referred because of a
medically urgent problem they will be
seen in an appropriate time on a triage
basis by the Paediatrician.

Between appointments 

The Paediatricians encourage families to see their GP between appointments for medical care and re-scripting. Lost or expired scripts and some re-scripting will attract a fee at the discretion of your Paediatrician.

What to bring 

Along with your child please bring the Medicare card, any completed questionnaires if requested and any relevant reports. The Paediatricians request that no siblings attend the consultation.

Consultation Fees

Fees will be advised at the time of booking. All consultation fees attracts a Medicare rebate.

It will be helpful for parents to prepare a few notes for themselves to remember their main concerns for the child during the appointment:

Children need to attend their appointments with one or both parents or caregivers.

Please bring your Child Health Record (Red Book) to your appointment.

Copies of any x-ray reports, X-ray films and blood tests etc. are always useful.

If your child’s problems relate to learning or behaviour difficulties, copies of school reports, behavioural records, psychology, speech pathology and occupational therapy reports and letters from school staff and teachers are always helpful.

Simple toys and books will be available for your children to use during the consultation. At times families allow children to bring smart phones or tablets to the appointment to keep children settled.

An accurate list of any medication your child may be taking, including prescribed medication, and complementary medicines, is appreciated.