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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.

General Medicine

The Department of General Medicine assesses paediatric medical problems across a broad spectrum and works closely with various subspecialty units of the hospital. The work of the Department covers not only physical disease but also behavioural issues.

General paediatrics is a medical specialty which incorporates:

  • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic disorders and undifferentiated disease
  • Health surveillance and illness screening
  • Developmental disorders – diagnosis & management
  • Coordination of care
  • Communication liaison with subspecialists, general practitioners, allied health professionals, other professionals – teachers, non government organisations, etc.
  • Specialist gender diversity clinic
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Adolescent medicine (including eating disorders)

Our domains of practice are:

  • Inpatient services
  • Outpatient services
  • Outreach services – Parks Community Clinic, Riverland (Telehealth)
  • Teaching
    • Postgraduate
    • Undergraduate
  • Research
  • Clinical Practice guidelines

How to access this service

A written referral should be faxed to the Outpatient Department fax (08) 8161 6246 for the public teaching clinic.

If you would like to refer a private patient (all bulk-billed) wishing to see:

  • Dr David Baulderstone (Medical Unit Head)
  • Dr Rishi Agrawal
  • Dr Jemma Anderson
  • Dr Yu Ling Chen
  • Dr Brian Conway
  • Dr Kristina Martinson
  • Dr Chris Pearson
  • Dr Jane Rosser
  • Dr Jenny Harrington
  • Dr Emily Rogers
  • Dr Scott Sypek
  • Dr David Thomas
  • Dr Ailish Battersby
  • Professor Geoff Thompson
  • Dr Brian Coppin
  • Dr Ramaa Puvvadi
  • Dr Jonathan Tang
  • Dr Sophie Cilento
  • Dr Garth Hargreaves
  • Dr Danika Coates
  • Dr Chai Yin Lo
  • Dr Adam Withers
  • Dr Kieran Shanahan

– please fax (08) 8161 6246.


9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday


Level 4, Good Friday Building

Further information

Information for families

The Department assesses paediatric medical problems across a broad spectrum and works closely with various subspecialty units of the hospital.

When you come for an appointment, please bring your child's health record (blue book) and any other information you might have about your child's health such as letters from other doctors, test results etc. If you are worried about your child's development or behaviour then school reports, letters from your child's teacher and similar information can be very useful for the doctor seeing your child.




(08) 8161 6484


WCH recommends that clinicians who have access to the HealthLink Forms use the eReferral system for outpatient referrals.

Fax and letter referrals continue to be accepted. For further details, go to:

Mailing address

Department of General Medicine
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Head of Department of General Medicine

Dr David Baulderstone

For Professionals

For details on referring patients to the Department of General Medicine for a broad range of medical issues, please refer to the following referral guidelines: