WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR CONSULTATION:
A REFERRAL FROM YOUR GP
You must have a referral from your general practitioner to claim a medicare rebate for both your consultation and surgery if required. If you do not have a valid referral, you are not entitled to claim a medicare rebate. Please note, we are unable to ask your general practitioner to backdate a referral for you.
X-RAYS OR OTHER IMAGING
If your images are on CD, please let us know prior to your appointment, so we can load them onto our system. We can access most imaging on line to please pass on all details about the locations where you have had any past scans. If you have old images, please bring them in if possible as they can be quite useful for diagnosis and treatment.
A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS
It is important for Dr Touzell to know what medications your are currently taking. In particular, please let her know if you take any blood thinning medication such as aspirin, warfarin, apixaban (xaralto) or plavix. Please also let her know if you take steroid medication such as prednisolone.
YOUR MEDICARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE DETAILS
Please bring your medicare care card so you can claim the cost of your consultation back from medicare. If applicable, please also bring the following:
private health insurance details
department of veterans affairs details
workers' compensation claim number
Please call the surgery if you have any other questions about your appointment.