Central Referral Service

The WA Health Central Referral Service provides a coordinated outpatient referral system for patients who require a first specialist outpatient appointment within the public health system.

This helps patients to receive their care within a clinically-appropriate time frame, and in the most appropriate location.

To refer a patient, referrers should complete a standardised referral form and send it to the Central Referral Service. Experienced nurses will then allocate the referral to the most appropriate hospital for each patient based on location, speciality, and level of service required.

The Central Referral Service aims to produce benefits for referrers and their patients.

Last Updated: 13/03/2024