How to make an appointment
As this is a specialist medical practice, patients are required to discuss their illness with their general practitioner or other referring practitioner who will determine if a referral to one of the doctors at Respiratory West is required.
You can contact us at the consulting rooms which are staffed from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday (except public holidays),9.00am to 4.30pm on Friday. You can also contact us by email. We aim to respond to your query before the end of the next working day.
Please note, our doctors are not able to offer email consultations.
Fees are set up by the individual doctors and they depend on the service being provided. If you have any queries regarding the fees please contact our reception staff who will be happy to run through the fees with you.
Full payment of fees is required at the time of consultation. Payment methods include cash, cheque, eftpos or credit card (Mastercard and Visa only). You may be entitled to a rebate from Medicare following payment of your account, which can be claimed immediately at our reception.
If you are unable to afford the costs of seeing our doctors, please ask your doctor to refer you to the respiratory service at your local hospital. These are teaching hospitals where our doctors visit occasionally however there is no guarantee that you will be seen by a Respiratory West doctor.
What to bring to your appointment
On the day of your appointment bring any current and old x-rays and a list of your current medications. If you are taking any inhalers, also bring them with you.
You will need to bring a current referral letter, unless one has already been sent to our office. Referrals are the responsibility of the patient, therefore it is up to you to ensure your referral is current and valid. It is a Medicare requirement that you have a valid referral to ensure you receive your entitled rebate. If you do not have a current referral your Medicare rebate will be drastically reduced.
If you are having a lung function test
If you are having lung function testing we ask that you avoid having your reliever (Ventolin, Asmol) for 6 hours prior and your long acting reliever (Oxis, Serevent, Seretide, Symbicort) for 12 hours prior. You should continue with all other medications.
If you cannot attend an appointment you need to notify us at least 24 hours before. This enables us to provide an appointment to another patient. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance or do not attend your scheduled appointment, a $110.00 cancellation fee will apply. This fee is not refunded by Medicare.
Phone: 08 9442 3900
Fax: 08 9382 8946
Suite 1/178 Cambridge St
PO Box 1382, West Leederville, 6901