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This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Urology services 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 patients residing within the Brisbane region and tertiary referrals for patients in regional and rural areas via the Urology Outreach service.
This service is unable to accept referrals for vasectomies and provides a limited service only for erectile dysfunction and fertility referrals. Patients should be advised of alternative options for these services.
Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:
Mater Adult Referral Form
Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.
Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority. These appointments are offered based on the appropriate clinical stream and related relevant practitioner consultation. This ensures the most appropriate and timely review.
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.
- Ureteric calculi (regardless of size)
- Confirmed cancer diagnosis: bladder, kidney, prostate or testicular
- Symptomatic renal or bladder stones
- Bladder, kidney or testicular mass NOT confirmed as cancer
- Malignant cytology (for discussion with urologist only if atypical)
- IDC dependant / AUR
- Urethral stricture
- Asymptomatic renal or bladder stones
- Elevated PSA: <6 weeks if under 70 yrs; 6-12 weeks if 70+ yrs
- Sterile pyuria
- Recurrent urinary infections
- Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
- Symptomatic renal cysts
- Chronic IDC
- Chronic testicular pain: no mass, normal USS
- Hydrocoele/epididymal cysts
- Incontinence (with no other LUTS)
- Asymptomatic renal cysts (classified as simple on USS/CT)
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
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 the Head of Department.
If you wish to discuss a referral with a medical officer from this specialty, please contact Mater switch on 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with the Urology Registrar.
Alternatively, contact one of the Urology Nurses on 07 3163 3490.
If you would like to discuss a referral for the Stones Service telephone 0466 538 715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during routine business hours.
Content reviewed 23/12/15
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