MBS funded clinics (Medicare Benefits Schedule)

Some services at Mercy Health Hospitals are registered as MBS clinics. If you are referring to these clinics, please address the referral to the relevant clinician in charge as listed below. This is a requirement to adhere to the relevant regulations.

When a specialist or consultant physician is providing services under rights of private practice in a public hospital (including outpatient clinics), there must be a named referral and the patient has chosen to be treated as a private patient (National Health Reform Agreement, clause G19). Please advise your patient you are referring them to an MBS funded clinic.
MBS clinics are bulk billed against the relevant item number in the MBS, meaning that there is no additional charge to the patient. However, your patient can choose not to have their Medicare Card bulked billed. They will need to tell us on their arrival.

Mercy Hospital for Women – MBS clinics

SpecialtyClinicClinician in charge
General MedicinePaediatricCazalaz , Dr Dan
General MedicinePerinatal physician and paediatricianPaizis, Dr Kathy
HaematologyPerinatal HaematologyHayes, Dr Lachlan
Infectious DiseasesPerinatal Infectious DiseasesHolmes, Dr Natasha
ObstetricsFetal monitoring privateWalker, Professor Susan
ObstetricsGenetics privateMcGillivray, Dr George
ObstetricsPerinatal MedicinePerinatal Medicine
ObstetricsPerinatal Medicine (paediatric surgeoCrameri, Dr Joe
UrologyUrodynamicsDwyer, Professor Peter
UrologyUrogynaecology – Perineal ClinicDwyer, Professor Peter

Werribee Mercy Hospital – MBS clinics


SpecialtyClinicClinician in charge
EndocrinologyEndocrinology in Pregnancy ClinicKrishnamurthy, Dr Bala
GastroenterologyGastroenterology ClinicAzizi, Dr Abed
GynaecologyGynaecological ClinicTipnis, Dr Sheetal
GynaecologyUrogynaecology ClinicSchierlitz, Dr Lore
ObstetricsObstetrics clinicsVan Dam, Dr Jacqueline
SurgicalRapid Access Colonoscopy ClinicEsufali, A/Prof Shaukat Taher
SurgicalSurgical ServicesEsufali, A/Prof Shaukat Taher
UrologyUrology ClinicLenaghan, Mr Daniel



MBS online - Medicare Benefits Schedule

  • Website: MBS online
  • About:

    MBS Online contains the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian government.

National Health Reform

National Health Reform

  • About:

    In August 2011, COAG agreed to the National Health Reform Agreement, which sets out the shared intention of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure the sustainability of the Australian health system.

HealthPathways Melbourne

  • Email address: info@healthpathwaysmelbourne.org.au
  • Website: HealthPathways Melbourne
  • About:

    HealthPathways Melbourne provides clinicians with a single website to access clinical and referral pathways, and resources. Pathways are created by local GPs, working in partnership with specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.

    Mercy Health recommends clinicians to access HealthPathways Melbourne for guidance in assessing, managing and referring for patient conditions (login required).

    Referrals to outpatient clinics at Mercy Health will be triaged against clinical information and investigations based on these guidelines.

    Referrals that do not meet the required clinical information and investigations will not be accepted.

    HealthPathways Melbourne is available for free to health professionals working in the North Western Melbourne and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network catchments.

    Email HealthPathways to request access or if you need to confirm your username and password.

Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics - Victoria

  • Website: Statewide Referral Criteria
  • About:

    The Department of Health and Human Services has developed statewide referral criteria to assist GPs and clinicians referring patients to specialist clinics. These referral criteria have been developed to improve access to specialist clinics in public hospitals by improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals.

Last reviewed October 30, 2019.

Referral instructions and templates

To assist with appropriate referral triage and management, please use the Mercy Health referral templates including all required information. Referrals using your own template are also accepted providing that it includes all information required to triage.

Referral instructions and templates

Referral contact details

A quick listing page for our most commonly used referral contact details. To refer a patient, please complete a referral and fax to the relevant area, service or specialist clinic.

Referral contact details

Minimum referral requirements

The non-admitted specialist services access policy advises that referrers are responsible for including the minimum referral content required for all referrals. Learn more about the mandatory information required for a referral request to be accepted and clinically prioritised.

Minimum referral requirements