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The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Skin Conditions

The Dermatology Department treats children with common skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, warts, molluscum contagiosum and acne. We also deal with birth marks and rare inherited conditions involving hair, skin and nail changes.

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 this 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 (Children's) 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, and ensure that you bring any outside test results or x-rays to your appointment.


The telephone booking line is available 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays – (08) 8161 7399.

Clinics are open:

  • Tuesdays – 8.45am to 12.30pm
  • Thursdays – 2.00pm tp 4.30pm


1st Floor, Rogerson Building



(08) 8161 7399


(08) 8161 6246

Mailing address

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

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