Outpatients, also known as Specialist Clinics, is where a consultation or procedure is provided to a person who is not currently admitted to the hospital.
We provide outpatient services to people needing specialist medical, surgical or paediatric assessment and care. We also provide associated allied health (such as physiotherapy) and diagnostic testing (such as blood tests and x-rays).
Patients are referred to Specialist Clinics from a General Practitioner (GP) or another specialist. Sometimes patients are referred for follow up after treatment in our emergency department or after an inpatient episode.
Specialist Clinics are located at Austin Hospital and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.