State-wide referral criteria for specialist clinics

New referral criteria for Victorian specialist clinics

The Victorian Department of Health has introduced statewide specialist clinic referral criteria for select conditions in the below specialties, with more to be added over time.

  • ENT, Vascular, Urology (from November 2019)
  • Gynaecology, Gastroenterology and Neurology (from February 2020)
  • Endocrinology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology and Obstetrics (from May 2021).

Referrals that do not meet the statewide referral criteria are expected to be declined by all Victorian public hospitals.

Watch the below video to learn more about what it is and why it's being implemented.

  • Click here to visit the statewide specialist referral criteria for specialist clinics website
  • Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The State-wide Referral Criteria are inserted into the below local referral pathways.

Note that you must be registered and logged in to access the links below on Murray HealthPathways.

Endocrinology

ENT

Gastroenterology

Gynaecology

Neurology

Obstetrics 

Ophthalmology

Pain management

Rheumatology

Urology

Vascular

 

Page last updated 20 June 2022