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This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to the Rheumatology specialist clinic at Mater Hospital Brisbane. These services are offered in our specialist outpatient clinics and for eligible patients aged between 16 and 25 years at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane.
This service includes referrals for:
- Inflammatory joint disease
- General rheumatology
Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:
- If clinically appropriate, RF/CCP antibodies/ ANA / DNA / ENA
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.
- Recent onset rheumatoid arthritis
- Acute connective tissue diseases
- Less urgent presentations of rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and connective tissue diseases
- Other pain syndromes
Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral
Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral
Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral
Your patient may want to consider a referral to a private specialist.
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 with a medical officer from this specialty, please contact the Clinical Nurse – Business Referral Centre on 07 3163 6866 who will be able to provide details of when the specialist can be contacted in clinic.
Alternatively, contact 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with the Rheumatology registrar.
Content reviewed 21/03/16
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