We care for and treat people with general medical needs.
Clinical service overview
General Medicine referrals and patients referred to HARP Complex Care are seen in the one clinic, enabling all patients to be able to access the level of care appropriate to their medical needs.
We expect this structure will enhance care continuity, planning and communication as well as enabling the patient to establish a relationship of trust and rapport with their teams.
Patients eligible for HARP Complex Care funded services will receive:
- care co-ordination
- specialist medical consultation
- pharmacy input
Additional features include home visits, outreach pharmacy, coordination of community allied health, and promotion of self management, to patients with chronic diseases, such as COPD, heart failure, IHD, kidney disease, diabetes and arthritis.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 2375
- Referral fax (03) 9076 3812
- Enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special referral instructions
For semi-urgent reviews (within 1 week), call enquiries
- A/Prof Harvey Newnham: Endocrinology, General Medicine
- Dr Marco Bonollo: General Medicine, Renal Medicine
- Dr Daniel Fineberg: General Medicine
On the doctor’s behalf, Alfred Health can bulk bill the cost of the consultation for some services through Medicare. This means there is no out of pocket expense to the patient.
MBS-billed services require a current referral. Provide your patient with a 12 month referral to see the specialist of your choice at the requested clinic.
Referrals must be addressed to a named specialist or the Head of service, listed at the top of this page. Clinic consultants are listed on every clinic page.
Note that from time to time, your patient may be seen by another specialist in the clinic, in order to expedite their treatment.