You do not need a doctor’s referral
to see a Nurse Practitioner.
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with specialist skills and education that enables them to provide you with quality health care. All Nurse Practitioners (NP) have completed university study at a Masters Degree level. They undergo extensive clinical training, are endorsed to function autonomously and collaboratively and work in advanced and extended clinical roles.
You can make an appointment directly with us. There is no requirement for a doctor's referral.
The expanded skills of a Nurse Practitioner include:
• Diagnosis and treatment of health conditions.
• Clinical investigations which can involve ordering and interpreting pathology and other diagnostic tests and assessments.
• Prescribing medications, adjustment of your medications, management of side effects and managing discontinuation of medication where required.
• Referral to medical specialists.
• Sickness certificates.
Did you know?
• Nurse Practitioners provide health care in all states and territories in Australia.
• We can provide patient rebates through the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
• We provide prescriptions and access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
• Nurse Practitioners are registered health care providers with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Nurse practitioners have been working across Australia for over 15 years.
The title ‘Nurse Practitioner’ is protected by legislation, endorsed and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, AHPRA.
For more information about Nurse Practitioners, visit:
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency