Visiting medical practitioners
Some specialists who practise privately also have access to public surgical lists within the East Metropolitan Health Service. The specialists listed in these documents require a named referral to their private rooms for an initial outpatient consultation (where a consultation is not required prior to colonoscopy or gastroscopy (i.e. for open access referrals), please follow the WA Adult Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Services protocols). The initial consultation may result in a cost to the patient, but where surgery is required, the specialist can provide this in a non-tertiary public hospital (where clinically appropriate) at no cost to the patient.
Referral to one of these Visiting Medical Practitioners (VMP) may result in shorter waiting times for patients and referrals should be sent directly to the Specialist’s rooms.
Download the list of Visiting Medical Practitioners at Bentley Health Service (PDF 244 KB).