Paediatrician Appointment FAQs

Your questions answered, to put your mind at ease

Paediatrician Appointment FAQs

Your questions answered, to put your mind at ease

Paediatrician Appointment FAQs

Your questions answered, to put your mind at ease

Paediatrician Appointment FAQs

Your questions answered, to put your mind at ease

Paediatrician Appointment FAQs

Your questions answered, to put your mind at ease

Paediatrician Appointment FAQs

Your questions answered, to put your mind at ease

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8am – 5pm
Monday - Friday

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Give us a call on 03 8838 1188

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289 Mitcham Road
Mitcham, VIC, 3132

What do I need before I can make a Paediatrician appointment?

Referral from your GP or family doctor, which lasts 12 months.

Or a referral from another specialist, which lasts 3 months.

The referring doctor will need to describe the condition for which your child is being referred.

You will need a new referral if your child is an existing patient with a new problem or condition.

Before making an appointment, see your GP and discuss the reasons why you would like a referral to a Paediatrician. Alternatively, your GP may have suggested that you see me because they have some questions or concerns about your child.

Either way, it is best to have a written referral from your GP that you can fax through, or bring on the day of your Paediatrician appointment. I am still happy to see you without a referral, but you will not be able to get a Medicare Rebate without a referral.

Some Paediatrician referrals are generic, so you can choose any Paediatrician. Your GP or family doctor might ask for my name and address:
Dr Michaela Murray
289 Mitcham Road, Mitcham, Vic 3132

What sort of information do I need to provide when making a first appointment?

You will need:

  • a copy of your referral letter including the contact details of the doctor making the referral.
  • your child’s Medicare number including the expiry date and “person number”.

Bring these documents and cards with you when you come for your appointment.

What do I need to prepare and bring to my first appointment?

You will need to bring:

  • a copy of your referral letter
  • your child’s Medicare card
  • your child’s infant health record or Green Book, and any other information on their growth and development
  • previous health records, X-rays, blood test results or other test results from your GP, family doctor or other health providers that you have seen. It will save a lot of time on the day if you can arrange for X-rays and blood test results to be sent to Dr Michaela Murray before your child’s appointment.
  • any other information relevant to the current condition that might be helpful

 

For school aged children please also bring:

  • school reports, school assessment results and any other information that might be helpful
  • any available psychology or cognitive assessments.

 

For any behavioural or language problems:

  • if you have any videos on your phone of your child’s problem behaviour or speech difficulties, please bring them along. Often a child won’t display the problem behaviour in front of a doctor, so videos can be helpful.
How long will my appointment take?

First appointments are usually 45 minutes.

A well baby check or 6-8 week check up is usually 30 minutes.

Subsequent appointments are usually 30 minutes unless more time is requested. When making your appointment, please tell my receptionist if you need more time to work through a complicated issue.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please contact my receptionist at least 24 hours before your appointment if you need to reschedule, or if you are unable to attend.

Cancellation fees may apply if a patient misses their appointment without notifying us in advance.

What are the Paediatrician’s fees and rebates?

For fee information, please contact my receptionist on 8838 1188.

You can view information about how to claim from Medicare here

Where are Dr Michaela Murray’s rooms located?

289 Mitcham Road Mitcham Vic 3132

Where can I park near Dr Michaela Murray’s rooms?

There is ample parking on site or in William St (off Mitcham Rd).

What are the public transport options?

Mitcham Train Station is located near the corner of Mitcham Rd and Maroondah Highway.

A bus stop is located near 289 Mitcham Rd for bus routes 270 and 907.

How can I arrange Dr Michaela Murray to attend the birth of a baby?

I can attend deliveries at Mitcham and Knox Private Hospitals. Please discuss this with your obstetrician.