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The Obstetric Service offers a multidisciplinary approach to many obstetric (pregnancy and childbirth) conditions including the High Risk Perinatal Service, Antenatal Diagnostic and Counselling Service (ADACS) and more recently a Fetal-Maternal Service.
Obstetric cases make up a large number of the women seen in the Women's Assessment Service (WAS). The Women’s Assessment Service is a busy, 24 hour, seven days a week service which provides expert care for women in labour and women experiencing problems during pregnancy.
There are a number of models of pregnancy care offered providing a wide choice for pregnancy and birth.
The Women's and Babies Division is closely associated with the University of Adelaide Department of Obstetrics and is active in teaching medical undergraduates as well as postgraduates.
Within the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, there is also a small Private Practice for Obstetric and Gynaecology patients. This practice is serviced by three Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and one Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics. The practice is open to patients who have Private Health Insurance and Medicare. Any enquiries you may have regarding costs should be directed to the Admission Information Coordinator on telephone (08) 8161 6753.
The Women’s Physiotherapy Service provides a range of services especially designed for pregnant patients. A referral for the Physiotherapy Service is required.
How to Access the Services
To access the Obstetric Services, for both private and public patients, you will require a referral from your family doctor (G.P.). This referral should state the nature of your visit and an appointment with the appropriate Specialist will be made.
For a public appointment, the referral needs to be posted or faxed to the WCH, Gynaecology Outpatients Department (08) 8161 6246, where an appointment will be made and an appointment letter posted to you.
For a private appointment, please fax through your referral to (08) 8161 7654, addressed specifically to the Specialist you wish to see, enclosing your contact details, and one of our friendly staff will contact you directly to make a suitable appointment for you. Please note; you will need to have private health insurance and Medicare to be seen within this service.
Head of Obstetrics - Dr Geoff Matthews
Women's Outpatient Department – ALL Public Appointments
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Phone: (08) 8161 7592
Obstetrics Unit Secretary – Private Appointments
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Phone: (08) 8161 7633
1st Floor - Queen Victoria Building
Department of Obstetrics