Doncaster Specialist Centre is a new specialist centre to the middle ring suburbs of Melbourne. Our Owners are all Doctors who are experienced practitioners and have a substantial history in running medical centres. Our aim is to be the premier consulting site for specialists through a caring, ethical and community based approach. Given the entry of corporates and non medical owners into this space we stand apart in ensuring the community will have access to the best staff and doctors whilst delivering a modern and highest level care model.
Frequently Asked Questions
Doncaster Specialist Centre is a private practice and fee payment is required in full at the time of your appointment. We can submit your Medicare patient claim electronically immediately after payment has been received, so that you receive your Medicare rebate as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours).
We accept EFTPOS, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), and cash.
All new patients attending for their first appointment are kindly asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete a patient registration form.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that patients please provide at least 48 hours notice when cancelling or rescheduling appointments wherever possible. This ensures we have sufficient time to notify another patient on our waiting list that an earlier appointment has become available.
Do I need a referral to see a specialist?
Prior to seeing our specialists, patients are encouraged to see their GP or referring doctor for an up to date referral. It is not essential to have a referral letter, and you can be seen without one, however, you are not entitled to a Medicare rebate claim without one. The referral is also a way of communication between the referring doctor and specialist and ensures continuity of care between your treating team.
Referrals from a GP are valid for 12 months, while referrals from other specialists are valid for 3 months.
Is there car parking available?
There is ample off-street parking in our car park at the rear, or there is also unlimited parking along Doncaster Road, outside of the practice, if it is not during bus lane hours. Please check the times on signage on Doncaster Road before parking on the street.