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Tips when using a referral letter

OSHCstudents – What should you keep in mind when using a referral letter? We have compiled the best tips for you!

One letter, one specialist, one course of treatment
You cannot use the same referral letter you have already used to attend an appointment with another specialist. You will need to ask for a new referral letter if you would like to see a different specialist.

4 reasons why your specialist will ask you for a new referral letter

  • Your original letter has expired AND you need ongoing treatment.
  • Your specialist decides your condition needs to be reviewed by the referring doctor to see if you need an ongoing referral.
  • You last saw your specialist more than 9 months ago.
  • You develop a new or unrelated medical condition.

Keep the receipt from your referring doctor’s visit in case you lose your letter.
Medicare will still reimburse you for your first specialist consultation if you can provide a receipt that shows the name of your referring doctor, practice address, provider number and the words “lost referral”.

OSHCstudents (source: bupa)

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