FAQ- Doctors


As per Medicare guidelines, initial echocardiograms can only be performed not more than once in a 24-month period. Therefore, you may only refer your patient for an echocardiogram if they have not had one in the last 24 months. A repeat echocardiogram (within 24 months) for any reason, may only be requested by a medical practitioner from a practice located in a Modified Monash 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 area (essentially any area outside of Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton in North Queensland). Please refer your patient to a specialist or consultant physician for the repeat echocardiogram to be approved by Medicare. Please contact our Practice Manager on 4755 0824 with any questions.

Once your patient’s test results have been finalised by one of our Cardiologists, you will be able to access the report via our Heartstation portal. For login access to this portal, please contact our Practice Manager on 4755 0824.