Refer a Patient
Doctors can complete our online Referral Form (see below). Our staff will contact your patient shortly afterwards to arrange an appointment.
Please note that we do not provide consultations for, or treat, children under the age of 18 years at the Foundation. There are alternative treatment options available at the Royal Children's Hospital and private dermatologists' rooms. General Practitioners
can refer patients to the Foundation for early consultation. The Foundation has a number of dermatologists working in private clinics, and we can organise an early consultation for your patients.
Patients presenting with a biopsy-proven skin cancer, or a lesion highly suspicious of skin cancer, will be seen by our Skin Cancer Assessment Clinic very quickly.
GPs can refer patients who have undergone a transplant and are presenting with biopsy proven skin cancer, or lesions highly suspicious of skin cancer. These people can be referred to our Transplant Clinic, and they will also be seen very quickly.
Referrals to our Melanoma Clinic are also accepted from GPs who have patients that have undergone treatment for malignant melanoma and require ongoing surveillance.
Appointments cannot be made prior to receipt of the referral. All patients are triaged on the basis of information provided in their referral, and will be contacted to make an appointment shortly after its receipt.
Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons can refer patients for Advanced or Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery. The referral is to include the past pathology reports relating to the site and photographs of the area to be treated.
We are an Accredited and Registered Day Surgery facility, catering for both private and public patients. Any out of pocket expenses will be discussed with patients/family members, prior to treatment.
Medical Photography referrals
Specialised professional photography for full body mole surveillance, scalp photography or localised imaging of specific conditions.
To refer a patient for medical photography simply print and complete either our Mole Photography Request Form or Scalp Photography Request Form. Please give this completed request to the patient so they can organise a time that suits them with our photography department.
This form includes information about costs, and the location of the Foundation, so it is encouraged that it is provided to the patient.
Vitiligo Clinic referrals
This is a sub-specialty, tertiary referral clinic. Only dermatologists can refer a patient to the Foundation's Vitiligo Clinic. They can complete this referral form and fax it to 03 9639 3575.
GPs will need to refer their patients to a dermatologist first. (There are dermatologists in private practice at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.)
Patients ineligible for Medicare
Please contact us on (03) 9623 9400 to discuss referrals for patients without a Medicare card and/or patients visiting from overseas.
For all enquiries, or if you are concerned with the appointment time allocated to your patient, call us on 03 9623 9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copy referrals
If you prefer, you can download a hard copy referral here, print, complete and then post to addreess shown on the form.
Patients for consideration on clinical trials and research studies
Information about the clinical trials being conducted at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc is available on our website here.
If you have a patient you are referring to the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc for consideration in a clinical trial, please tick that box on our online Patient Referral Form below.
For more information about participating in research studies at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, click here.
Online Patient Referral Form
Please complete the form below, and submit:
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