Patient with Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer Jacob Nelson

Patients & Visitors

Day patient information

Day surgery

The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre at Austin Hospital and The Surgery Centre at Heidelberg Repatriation provide same-day surgery and procedures.

Ambulatory Care Centre

The Ambulatory Care Centre provides ongoing tests and treatments to patients who are able to return home that night. Services provided through the Ambulatory Care Centre include infusions of antibiotics and other intravenous treatments, investigations and tests to monitor a patient’s progress and minor day procedures. The Ambulatory Care Centre is located next to the Transit Lounge on level 3 of the Austin Hospital Tower.

Austin Lodge

Austin Lodge (formerly called MediHotel) at Austin Hospital provides low cost accommodation for patients who do not need to stay in hospital but would benefit from staying nearby.

For more information contact Austin Lodge on 03 9496 5655 between 9am and 3:30pm on week days.

You will have your own single room but may share a bathroom. There is a kitchenette, communal dining area and lounge with television, DVD player & radio. Linen and towels provided.


The cost for this accommodation is $66 per room, per night. This covers the room, breakfast and parking.

We're 100% smoke free

In the interests of patient, visitor and staff health, smoking is not permitted anywhere within Austin Health's buildings or grounds.

Speak to your treating team about obtaining free nicotine replacement therapy during your visit, or support to help you quit.

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Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.