Do I need a referral to see Dr Cornford?

You need a referral for your account to be reimbursed by Medicare. Without a refferal you will have to pay the full fee for the consultation.

What if I need to see Dr Cornford urgently?

Some conditions are urgent and require attention within a week. If your doctor decides that your appointment cannot wait, then the referral should reflect this so an appropriate time can be arranged.

Where can I see Dr Cornford?

Dr Cornford sees patients at Lingard Medical Centre, Suite 3/2 Lingard St Merewether 2291. Call (02) 4047 1197 to make an appointment. Dr Cornford also has a public outpatient clinic at the Royal Newcastle Centre.

Where does Dr Cornford operate?

Dr Cornford operates at Lingard Private Hospital (Merewether) and The Royal Newcastle Centre (New Lambton Heights).

What do I bring to my appointment?

1. Referral from a GP 2. All relevant test results (ie MRI scans, Bone scans, X-Rays, CT scans, Ultrasound scans) 3. Medicare Card 4. Private Health Cover details 5. Workcover or Third-Party Claim details (If applicable)

What should I wear?

Please ensure that you wear suitable clothing to allow examination of the area of concern.