Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide


The Dermatology Department looks after children with common conditions including psoriasis, eczema, skin infections, warts, molluscum contagiosus and acne. We provide a service for children with birth marks of all types and rare inherited conditions with hair, skin and nail changes. We also see pregnant women with skin rashes and problems due to pregnancy referred from the WCH clinics.

Dermatology (skin disorder) patients are generally seen as outpatients, at clinics held twice weekly. The department also provides inpatient services for children and babies admitted with severe skin disease and on a consultative basis for patients under the care of other units.

Along side the Dermatology Clinic is a Pulsed Dye laser clinic, which treats people with vascular lesions, both as inpatients and outpatients.

The department is made up of five consultant dermatologists and one registrar. A number of visiting doctors and medical students usually attend the clinic. There are also nursing and other support staffs in the clinic.

How to access the service

All appointments are made through Paediatric Outpatients with our department medical staff reviewing the referrals.

Please fax referrals to (08) 8161 6246.

Referrals are reviewed and allocated an appointment date and time in order of clinical need.

If your GP wishes your child to be seen urgently either come to Paediatric Emergency or ask your GP to ring the hospital ph (08) 8161 7000) and have the Dermatology Registrar paged.

Appointment details will be sent to you as soon as possible.

Please read carefully all information sent to you.

Please ensure that you bring any outside test results or x-rays to your appointment.

Research Activity

The Department supports many areas of research and trials.  You may be asked to participate in research when in the Outpatient areas.


The telephone booking line (phone (08) 8161 7399) is available between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays.

Clinics are open between 8.45am and 12.30pm Tuesdays and between 2pm and 4.30pm on Thursdays.

Contact Details


1st Floor Rogerson Building

Mailing address

Paediatric Outpatients
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Phone (08) 8161 7399

Fax (08) 8161 6246

last modified: 05 Apr 2016