The Referral System

Sidra opened its outpatient clinics in May 2016 and has been honoured to welcome thousands of patients referred by their primary or secondary healthcare practitioner.

At present, we only accept patients referred by their healthcare provider. Please find below some useful information about how the referral process at Sidra works:

How are patients referred to Sidra?

The Sidra Outpatient Clinic provides specialized healthcare to patients after they have been referred by their primary or secondary healthcare practitioner.  Patients are seen (triaged) based on the severity of their condition.

For example, if you or your child is a patient with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) or Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and requires specialized care in dermatology, pediatric general surgery consultation, obstetrics diagnostics and obstetrics, you may be referred or directed to see a Sidra physician for consultation.

Referrals to Sidra comes from either the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) or from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). At this stage, there are no direct referrals of pregnant (Obstetric) patients from PHCC to Sidra Outpatient Clinic. PHCC and other care providers will continue to refer all pregnant women to HMC. These will then be reviewed and triaged by both Sidra and HMC doctors to either Sidra or HMC outpatient for care.

 

For referring physicians

Sidra is expanding the availability of patient discharge notes to referring organizations, and implementing a program of network development and outreach focusing on clinical decision support for referring providers.

Please click here to read our Referral Guidelines

Will the Sidra Outpatient Clinic accept referrals from private healthcare institutions?

No. At this stage, the Sidra Outpatient Clinic will not be accepting referral patients from other healthcare institutions apart from Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation.

Plans are underway to widen the referral network so that we can accept referrals from physicians from other healthcare institutions.

Patients’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Your Health, Your Right…

Download the brochure below about patients’ bill of rights and responsibilities set out by the Ministry of Public Health.  If you have any question regarding the bill of rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can patients request to be referred to the Sidra Outpatient Clinic?

Patients cannot request to be referred to the Sidra Outpatient Clinic. Referrals to the Sidra Outpatient Clinic will be determined by a Sidra physician and/or the patient’s secondary or primary physician.

At this stage, there will be no direct referrals of pregnant women (Obstetric patients) from PHCC to Sidra Outpatient Clinic. These referrals to Sidra will be determined/ triaged at HMC by both Sidra and HMC doctors.

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