New Medicare funded GP referral to adult MRI (16 years and over)

As of 1 November 2013, General Practitioners are able to refer patients over the age of 16 for MRI investigations for a small range of clinically appropriate indications.  This is in addition to the GP access to paediatric MRI introduced in November 2012. 

South Coast Radiology is the largest and most experienced provider of MRI services on the Gold Coast and Tweed region and has been providing MRI services to the Gold Coast since 1995.  Our Hospital sites at Pindara and John Flynn hospitals as well as our facilities at Southport and Robina are staffed by highly experienced MRI Radiologists and Technologists to provide the highest quality and most appropriate imaging and diagnosis to assist your treating Doctor.

All MRI examinations that meet Medicare criteria below will be bulk-billed for eligible patients aged 16 years and over.

South Coast Radiology locations for GP referred MRI services - Pindara, Southport and Robina


New Medicare Funded Examinations:
MRI Scan of the head for:
                    -unexplained seizures
                    -unexplained chronic headache when intracranial pathology is suspected

MRI Scan of Cervical Spine for:

                   -suspected cervical radiculopathy
                   -cervical spine trauma

MRI Scan of Knee following acute knee trauma with either:
                -clinical findings suggesting anterior cruciate ligament tear or
                -inability to extend the knee suggesting possible acute meniscal tear

Please phone the following South Coast Radiology MRI Locations for appointments

• Southport Gold Coast Surgery Centre, 103 Nerang St. Ph: 07 5591 8366
• Pindara Allchurch Ave., Benowa Ph: 07 5597 0677
• Robina HQ building, 58 Riverwalk Avenue Ph: 07 5580 9900

Tugan, John Flynn Hospital MRI is reserved for medical specialist referred MRI examinations