Do I need a referral?

Patients visiting Macarthur Cardiology need a referral from a General Practitioner. These referrals are valid for 12 months. In some cases, patients may be referred to us by a specialist doctor. Referrals from specialist doctors are valid for 3 months.

If your visit is required after a recent hospital admission, your discharge summary is NOT a referral and unfortunately you will not receive a Medicare rebate, so please ensure you have a valid referral

What should I expect when I attend for my appointment?

On your first visit you will be asked to fill in a patient information form. This includes relevant questions about your identity and contact details. There will also be a privacy consent form to sign relating to the release of your personal information that allows your Cardiologist to report back to your referring general practitioner

What are the fees associated with my visit?

A consultation fee will be charged for your visit and payment can be made by EFTPOS, credit card or cash. Our receptionists can submit your paid account to Medicare electronically to claim your rebate. The rebate will be deposited directly into your bank account within a few days if you have your bank details registered with Medicare

What do I do if I need to cancel my Appointment?

Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 24-48 hours’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these can cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we keep you waiting, all our patients are important to us