In order for us to be able to accept your patient for review and treatment, referring GP’s/Medical Specialists are required to provide the following detail in your referral.
- full name
- date of birth
- referring GP details
- Medicare number
- previous patient
- cultural considerations
- preferred language and Interpreter
- parity and gravida
- multiple pregnancies
- height and Weight
- pap smear
- BMI female circumcision.
- small baby <2800g at term
- preterm birth
- foetal abnormality
- placental abruption
- rhesus isoimmunisation PPH >=1000mls
- number of previous caesareans
- mid trimester loss or miscarriage.
- pre-pregnancy Cervical surgery >2
- LLETZ procedures
- familial genetic disease
- DVT or pulmonary embolus
- psychiatric disorders
- hepatitis B or C
- renal disease
- SLE Thyroid disease
- alcohol and other drugs
- past medical and surgical history
- shared care request
- social history.
- thyroid disease
- current smoker
- DVT or pulmonary
- previous cone biopsy.
- high blood pressure
- psychiatric disorders
- heart disease
- illicit drug use
- alcohol and other drugs.
Investigations and results
- HIV serology
- syphilis serology
- Hb electrophoresis
- hepatitis B and C
- blood group and antibodies
- morphology ultrasound requires separate referral.
- dating ultrasound
- vitamin D
- early GTT.
First trimester combined
Second trimester MSST
None invasive prenatal
Our clinic is receiving eReferrals via HealthLink SmartForms. Please see our Refer a patient page for more information.
Alternatively populate required information on the maternity referral form then print and fax to the relevant outpatient department on 03 8458 4205.
Essential referral content will be checked.
You will be contacted if further information is required.
Please indicate the patient’s preferred model of care on the referral form.
If requesting an urgent review please include relevant detail and results.
Acknowledgment of referral receipt will occur within eight working days.
The referral will be triaged by the specialist unit according to clinical criteria and patient preference.
This determines how long the patient will have to wait for their first antenatal appointment.
Patients with urgent conditions are scheduled to be seen within 30 days.
Patients are allocated an antenatal clinic appointment.
The date for the appointment will depend on the model of care and clinical acuity.
Both the referrer and patient are notified.
If you have not received a response to your referral within eight working days, please call our central booking office on 03 8458 4111.
Outpatient bookings for maternity care at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital provide the first step in initiating maternity
care for women. The content and detail in your referral are crucial to enable risk assessment, timely bookings of appointments and to
support subsequent communications to enhance continuity of care.
Accurate and up-to- date information will enable us to match patient and GP data for inclusion within hospital computer systems and will
support communication at key points of care.
Missing information (such as estimated date of birth or elevated BMI) will result in delays in processing your patient’s referral. Please include
accurate clinical information to avoid this occurring.
For Health Professionals
- Email address: email@example.com
- Website: HealthPathways Melbourne
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.
Email HealthPathways to request access or if you need to confirm your username and password.
Healthlink SmartForm eReferrals
- Website: au.healthlink.net/support
HealthLink is a secure digital platform for sending referrals directly from your GP practice software (Best Practice, Genie, Medical Director and MedTech Evolution).
Practices without conformant software can register for a free HealthLink Portal licence by completing the online registration form and noting in the comments/message field that you would like to use the SmartForms, then selecting the two checkboxes – (1) Receive Electronic Correspondence (free of charge) and (3) Send Electronic Smart Forms (My Aged Care, Transport for NSW, Monash Health etc).
Once HealthLink receives your completed registration application, this will be processed and the portal details will be forwarded to you.
eReferral Support Contact Information
- For GPs in the Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network region wanting to enable eReferrals (HealthLink Smartforms), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if urgent (03) 9046 0300.
- For GPs in the North Western Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network region wanting to enable eReferrals (HealthLink Smartforms), please contact HealthLink via phone: 1800 125 036 or email email@example.com
- For issues with HealthLink SmartForms, or to have this solution enabled within your clinical software system, please contact HealthLink on 1800 125 036 or HelpdeskHL@healthlink.net.
Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics - Victoria
- Website: Statewide Referral Criteria
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.
Clinics and services
Use these guidelines to refer patients for the following clinics and services:
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