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Oxygen Clinic

Oxygen Clinic

We assess people to see if they need oxygen therapy at home.

What we do

The Oxygen Clinic determines whether you may benefit from home oxygen therapy.

Your doctor may request an Oxygen Clinic appointment if you are:

  • An Austin Health patient
  • A Victorian client of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

Find out more about clinic times and bookings in Specialist Clinics.

What to expect

If you are an inpatient starting home oxygen therapy for the first time, we will provide you with everything you need before you leave hospital. You will be required to attend a follow-up clinic visit 4 to 6 weeks later to assess your ongoing oxygen needs.

If you are an outpatient, we will organise an oxygen clinic assessment to determine whether home oxygen is suitable for you.

If you are an existing patient of the clinic, you will have review appointments when needed.

Your appointment may be in the clinic, by telehealth or over the phone.

You are welcome to invite a family member or carer to be present to help answer any questions.

What to bring

When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health care card/concession card (if applicable)
  • Private health insurance details (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes) including herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking aid, etc. (as applicable)
  • All equipment that we have provided to you


For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.

For health professionals

Outpatient referrals

Please email new outpatient referrals to karla.logie@austin.org.au.

Alternatively, fax new outpatient referrals with a cover letter to:

Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Fax: 03 9496 3723

Please note that faxed referrals take longer to process.

DVA clients

Please use the DVA's 'D0804 - Home medical oxygen therapy and/or respiratory home therapy appliances form'. See DVA website.

Find out more on how to refer your patient.


Contact us

Oxygen Clinic

Phone: 03 9496 5372

Fax: 03 9496 3723

Email: oxygenclinic@austin.org.au

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm


Oxygen Clinic
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Level 5, Harold Stokes Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg Victoria

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Postal address

Oxygen Clinic
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084