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#1 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

I'm in a panic...

I'm due for my U/S this morning at 8.15am and was told yesterday they hadn't received the referral. I couldn't get hold of my Fertility Specialist yesterday and by the time I got home, it was too late to call the clinic to ask them to do the referral.

I'm going to try and call them this morning, but because it will be 'morning clinic' they are flat out and don't know if they'll be able to call me before my appointment.

Are you able to get a scan done without a referral?

BTW This is the 3rd time in 4 weeks I've been there, so I don't know if that will make a difference. It's been a hellish 2 weeks waiting for this scan and I don't know if I can do another week without knowing.



#2 vitaechel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

sad.gif Oh Bwok-Bwok! This is the last thing you need. I really hope they get back to you.

#3 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

I'm not 100% sure but I think they can do the scan but can't give you official results or charge it to medicare or something like that. The ultrasound place would be the best place to tell you.

#4 whale-woman

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

Hopefully it shouldn't be an issue. Often refferals take a while. As long as they're confident it will come at some stae it shouldn't be an issue. If there is a Dr in your clinic it should only take them a minute to sign a refferal to be faxed over...

Try not to stress.

ETA they can't get paid by medicare unless they have the referral.

Edited by whale-woman, 10 January 2013 - 08:23 AM.


#5 elmo_mum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

if its a straight forward scan, they should be able to do it, and get the referral from the dr afterwards

this is if they "know" you dr


i used to have scans without referrals, but i was having weekly scans, and my sonographer knew what she was doing, so the piece of paper was just a "paper trail"

good luck!!!

#6 Oriental lily

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Is it possible to get an urgent appointment with a gp to get another referral? I noticed in your 'good news' thread you had a bit of bleeding last week. I would consider that urgent.

I am not sure if they can proceed with a ultrasound without it. The only ultrasound I have had without is a 3d/ sexing scan.
And that was funded by myself and I was clearly told it was not for medical purposes.

How about just turning up to emergency? Your bleeding you have makes it a valid option.


Good luck and I am crossing my fingers for you.

I hope it's good news.

#7 Wishing2011

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

Can you go to the GP for the referral as a back up just in case your specialist doesnt pull through. How slack of them!

#8 CountryFeral

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Bwok~Bwok this happened to me once and while the less experienced receptionist was saying "No! " someone else walked in and went "She's under Dr Fancyshirt - it's an IVF one, the referral WILL come.."

And I went through.



#9 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

A referral is needed to claim Medicare benefits. Can you see a GP to get a referral. If you have a regular GP you may be able to phone ahead and be able to pick one up. The ultrasound clinic may be able to contact your specialist and have the referral faxed over. I hope you are able to sort it out, you don't need this scan delayed.

#10 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE
Can you go to the GP for the referral as a back up just in case your specialist doesnt pull through. How slack of them


No, no it wasn't them, I think it was me! I've had so much going on lately I honestly can't remember if I asked them to send it through or not.

I'm about to head off and see how I go, I'll call the clinic on the way to the appointment. Just need to breathe!!

#11 Therese

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

Good luck!

#12 Wishing2011

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

goodluck original.gif

#13 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

good luck BB! deep breaths eh xo

#14 MoonPie

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Fingers crossed its awesome news.

#15 MrsLexiK

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

I'm stalking both your threads for updates.  I really hope everything has gone ok.

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I always had the referral with me to present on the day, so no idea, but all the luck in the world, OP, all the luck in the world ...

#17 noi'mnot

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Best of luck to you. Xxx

#18 happynow

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Good luck  hands.gif

#19 TillyTake2

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Don't panic. You can still get the scan. Very worst case senario you will have to pay for it & won't get a Medicare rebate but most likely they will just have to do the paperwork later today/tomorrow once the referral comes xx

#20 ~Nodnol~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Good luck. xx

#21 baddmammajamma

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Bwok-Bwok -- Thinking of you & hoping for the good news you deserve.

#22 KeepTheFaith

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Hoping for the very best outcome, BB  original.gif

#23 Lyra

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

I wish you all the best of luck for your scan today

#24 BadCat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Fingers crossed for you BB.

#25 lamarque

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

All the best Bwok Bwok!  hands.gif




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