Vasectomy Referral Access Criteria

Vasectomy is a category 3 procedure. Wait times are extensive - consider alternative providers (external site), where possible.
Emergency referral
If any of the following are present or suspected, refer the patient to the emergency department or seek emergency medical advice if in a remote region.
  • Nil
Immediate referral
Orange exclamation mark in triangle: orange alertImmediately contact on-call registrar or service to arrange immediate urology assessment (seen within 7 days):
  • Nil
To contact the relevant service, see HealthPathways: Acute Urology Assessment (external site)
Presenting issues
If any of these issues are present, refer to outpatient services through the Central Referral Service (CRS).
  • Nil
Mandatory information
Referrals missing 'mandatory information' with no explanation provided may not be accepted by site. If 'mandatory information' is not included, the explanation must be provided in the body of the referral (e.g. patient unable to access test due to financial reasons or geographical location).

This information is required to inform accurate and timely triage. If unable to attach reports, please include relevant information/findings in the body of the referral and advise where (provider) investigation/imaging was completed.

History
Examination
  • Nil
Investigations
  • Nil             
Highly desirable
History
  • Nil            
Examination
  • Nil
Investigations
  • Nil
Indicative triage category

Category 1

Appointment within 30 days

  • No defined category 1 criteria 

Category 2

Appointment within 90 days

  • No defined category 2 criteria 

Category 3

Appointment within 365 days

  • Vasectomy 
Exclusions
  • Nil
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Last reviewed: 07-08-2023