An allied health referral is a written request from one health professional to another health professional or health service, asking them to diagnose or treat you for a particular condition.
Consult a Doctor/GP any day by phone or video from anywhere.
(Fully qualified and Australian Medical Board-certified Doctors)
Psychologists, Dietitians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists are available by phone/video.
Referral to Specialists and allied health of any specialty.
for eligible patients
Do I need a referral for a Specialist/Allied Health Practitioner?
Any General Practitioner at National Telemedicine Doctors can write a referral for you if you need a referral to a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner. You may need a referral to see a registered allied health practitioner – if you take services of a Specialist/Allied Health practitioner without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs. Our online allied health referral service allows you to receive an allied health referral letter from an Australian Medical Board-certified doctor, without leaving home and if a referral is issued we can email you the referral letter following the consultation.
Using our online allied health referral service, you can always choose the individual allied health practitioner you want to be referred to or you can ask your doctor to recommend someone and have a referral emailed to them for a range of allied health services.
Allied health professions are distinct from medical, dental or nursing professions. Allied Health professionals are university educated health professionals who specialise in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a variety of illness and conditions. They are usually part of a multidisciplinary health team who offer specialised support for patients of all ages, and health care needs.
Their aim is to help restore and maintain peak sensory, physical, psychological, social and cognitive functions by providing:
- Direct patient care.
- Health improvement interventions.