Prior to Your Appointment
To ensure we have all the relevant information, and to allow you and your child to get the most out of your consultation, please ensure the following documents have been sent to us (via fax or email) prior to your appointment. (Sending these documents up-front will also save you and our receptionists time when you arrive):
Please contact us if you have visited our practice previously and are unsure whether or not your referral is still valid.
Day of Your Appointment
On the day of your appointment, please bring available imaging (e.g. MRIs on film or on disc). Please be aware that to aid in diagnosis, some doctors may request the taking of clinical photographs in addition to a physical examination.
Please note that if the appointment is for your child, your child must attend! (This may appear obvious. However, we have had some parents attend a consultation for their child without bringing them!)
In an attempt to minimise wait-times, our doctors typically see patients back-to-back. Therefore, they very much appreciate patients and their families arriving on-time. (If a family arrives late, this typically means that the doctor will run late for the remainder of the clinic).
If you are traveling to Paediatrics North via public transport, please allow sufficient contingency for train/bus cancellations, and trains/buses running late. In addition, please allow sufficient time to walk from the train station/bus stop to the practice.
If travelling by car, please allow sufficient time to find parking. (Some suggestions for parking are listed under 'DIRECTIONS' at the bottom of this page). Furthermore, please allow contingency in case the doctor is running behind schedule. (For appointments that are scheduled for up to 30 minutes, please allow one hour for parking. For appointments that are scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes, please allow two hours for parking).
Potential Financial Assistance for Travel/Accommodation
If you are travelling a great distance for specialised health treatment that is not available locally, you may be eligible for assistance towards the cost of your travel and accommodation from the NSW Government. For further details, please see:
In the ideal world, we would love to offer every patient an immediate appointment. However, due to a severe lack of specialists combined with extremely high demand, our specialists tend to be fully-booked for several months. Thus, if you are able to secure an earlier appointment at another practice, or you wish to cancel an appointment for any other reason, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient on our very long waitlist.
Please note that cancelling an appointment within 24 hours of the appointment, or failing to attend an appointment, will incur a fee of $150 for a new patient appointment, and $75 for a follow-up appointment. No Medicare rebate can be claimed on this fee.
To ensure new patients receive maximum Medicare rebate, please ensure all referrals include the following wording (if appropriate):
To ensure existing patients receive maximum Medicare rebate, please ensure all referrals include the following wording (if appropriate):
We are easily accessible by public transport, and are only a short walk from the bus and train interchange at St Leonards station. One and two hour metered (and limited unmetered) parking is available on Berry Road, Park Road, and surrounding streets. Two hour unmetered parking is available at St Leonards Oval and at Coles (Christie Street). Parking stations exist on Christie Street, Portview Road, Marshall Lane ('Parkable' mobile phone app required) and at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Suite 5, Level 6, 66 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia
08:30 am – 05:00 pm
Please note that for most of our doctors, there is currently a wait time of at least six months for all new patient appointments. To allow us to triage, and to bring forward urgent appointments when we receive a cancellation, please send us a referral at the time of booking.
Please note that our practice has moved to Suite 5, Level 6, 66 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW, 2065 (three floors up from our former practice).