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This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Gynaecology services at Mater Hospital Brisbane.
This service includes referrals for:
- Colposcopy clinic
- General gynaecology
- Adolescent gynaecology
- Menopause planning
- Fertility assessment
- Advanced endoscopic surgery
Mater Health Services does not have the facility to accept referrals for:
- Tubal ligation
- Reversal of tubal ligation
- Contraceptive advice
- Well women clinic
- Routine pap smears
- Elective procedures for women on haemodialysis
Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:
For post menopausal bleeding – transvaginal ultrasound for endometrial thickness, pap smear.
For ovarian cyst – pelvic USS and CA 125
For menorrhagia – pelvic ultrasound, FBC, TSH if signs and symptoms of thyroid disease
For postcoistal bleeding – pap smear, HVS, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for Chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR
Intermenstrual bleeding – pelvic USS, pap smear, HVS, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR
For abnormal pap smear – pap smear, refer to colposcopy (NHMRC guidelines)
For pelvic pain – pelvic ultrasound, HVS, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR
For infertility – pelvic USS, seminal fluid analysis of partner, mid-luteal phase Progesterone, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR
For incontinence – MSU, urine for cytology
For prolapse - Nil
For recurrent pregnancy loss – FBC, TFT, HbA1c, Thrombocytopenia screen, Group and antibodies, TORCH screen, Hep B &C, HIV and Pelvic USS.
Mater Adult Referral Form
Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.
Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority.
Examples only (not a complete list of referrals accepted). This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.
- Post-menopausal bleeding
- HSIL in pap smear
- Ovarian cyst with raised tumour markers
All other referrals
Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.
If you wish to discuss a referral or referral processes, please contact the Clinical Nurse - Referral and Appointment Management Service on 07 3163 6866.
Alternatively, you may contact the Gynaecology Case Manager directly on 0434 607 821.
Content reviewed 23/12/15
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