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.
Primary health networks (PHNs)
Primary health networks (PHNs) were set up to improve patient care and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Learn more about the role of PHNs.
What care do I need?
There are many types of health care services and information available in Australia. Learn here how to find the right service at the right time.
Travelling to your healthcare appointment
Travelling to receive healthcare can be complex, time-consuming and costly. Here's how to help reduce these burdens through good planning.