What is a referral?
A referral is a letter from a doctor, asking a specialist (or other health professional) for a diagnosis or treatment. If you see the specialist without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs.
What do paediatricians do?
Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.
Asperger’s syndrome was the name given to a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
What is an endocrinologist?
Endocrinologist is a specialist who treats people with conditions caused by problems with hormones. Learn how to find an endocrinologist and what to ask before your appointment.
What is a radiographer? What is a radiologist?
Radiographers and radiologists are medical professionals who work with imaging technologies to help diagnose injuries and diseases. Find out more about both professions and the different roles they play.
Rehabilitation after illness or injury
Rehabilitation after illness or injury aims to help you recover. Learn more about rehabilitation services, the specialised health professionals involved, and how they can help.
Psychiatrists vs psychologists
Confused by the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Read more about how they differ in education and approach, referral requirements and costs.
Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that affects joints and skin, particularly in people with psoriasis. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment here.
A general anaesthetic is used to make you unconscious so you will not feel pain, move or be aware during surgery.
Mental health professionals
Mental health isn’t the area of psychologists and psychiatrists alone. Discover the different types of mental health workers available to you.