Better Health Channel
betterhealth.vic.gov.au
betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Description

A neurologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the nervous system including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Services provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system

Eligibility

You need a referral from a doctor to see a neurologist.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your neurologist.

Costs

Neurologist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.

Neurologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.

Profile

Sector

Conventional healthcare

Regulation

Regulated by the Australian Health PractitionerAgency (AHPRA)

Registration

Neurologists must be registered through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Neurologists must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.

Minimum qualifications

The minimum education requirement for a neurologist is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Tip

  • Take results of any tests with you (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs).

Important

You can check if your neurologist is registered via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.

Complaints