Do I need a referral from a doctor before I can be treated at Meridian Healing Centre?
No, a referral from a doctor is not necessary.
Although acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are specialised disciplines of health care, they are generally not performed by medical specialists. Very few who practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are medical doctors. Referral letters are only necessary when your general practitioner refers you for treatment from a specialist medical doctor.
Often, as is the case with Dr Kirk Wilson at Meridian Healing Centre, medical doctors may recommend you seek acupuncture treatment from a particular practitioner. Even in these instances, you still are not required to have a referral letter from your treating doctor. Just give Meridian Healing Centre a call on 9231 3377 and make an appointment.