The Referral System

How patients will be referred to the Sidra Outpatient Clinic

How will patients be referred to Sidra?

The Sidra Outpatient Clinic will provide specialized healthcare to patients after they have been referred by their primary or secondary healthcare practitioner.  Patients will be 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 require specialized care in dermatology, pediatric general surgery consultation, obstetrics diagnostics and obstetrics – as of the 1st of May 2016 you may be referred or directed to see a Sidra physician for consultation.

For pediatric patients, the referral to Sidra will come 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.

Please note that as it is a phased opening, referrals to the Sidra Outpatient Clinic will coincide with when Sidra’s clinics will be phased for launch. Consultations with specialized doctors will take place at either HMC or Sidra during the transition period.  Patients cannot request for a self-referral.

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 Supreme Council of 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 from either Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) or Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

For pediatric patients, the referral to Sidra will come from either the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) or from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

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.

Please note that as it is a phased opening, referrals to the Sidra Outpatient Clinic will coincide with when Sidra’s clinics will be phased for launch. Consultations with specialized doctors will take place at either HMC or Sidra during the transition period.  This is a staged process and will occur over the course of one year.  Patients will be seen (triaged) based on the severity of their condition.

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