Paediatric Outpatients is an area of the hospital set aside to provide a pleasant safe and welcoming environment for children and their families.
The staff consist of nurses, a plaster technician and administrative assistants who work permanently in Outpatients alongside doctors and allied health professionals. We all work together to ensure an efficient high quality service.
We provide the rooms for the various clinics to be held.
General Paediatric Surgery
Australian Cranio Facial (these clinics are held in the Australian Cranio Facial Unit)
We cannot make an appointment unless we have received a referral.
The specialty doctors review our referrals. An appointment time is then offered, taking account of the clinical need of children.
Please visit our For General Practitioners page for referral information.
If your GP recommends your child to be seen urgently you should either come to the children's Emergency Department or ask your GP to ring the registrar phone (08) 8161 7000 and discuss the clinical needs of your child.
Except in an emergency you should visit your GP as a first course of action if you have any concerns about your child's health.
If your GP recommends that your child should see a specialist there are two options to discuss:
Option 1: to see a specialist in their private rooms
Option 2: to see a specialist at the WCH.
The waiting time for option 1 is usually shorter but you may have to make a gap payment. The reception staff in the doctor's rooms will be able to tell you the amount of of gap payment.
Option 2 means you will not have to make a gap payment but you may have to wait a considerable time for an appointment.
If you decide to see a specialist at the WCH your referral needs to be faxed or posted to us. Please read carefully all information sent to you and bring any previous related test results or x-rays to your appointments.
The WCH has an international reputation for research. Being a teaching hospital brings the opportunity for hospital and university staff to work together and ensures that our patients benefit from the latest developments in research.
You may be asked to consider assisting with the Hospital's research by allowing your child to participate in a clinical trial or other research study. We appreciate your participation but understand if you prefer not to do so.
Telephone booking may be made between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Clinics operate between 8.45am and 5pm daily.
The Admin Hub
Phone (08) 8161 7399
General Clinic area 1st floor Rogerson Building
Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic ground floor Clarence Reiger Building
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006
Phone (08) 8161 7399
Fax (08) 8161 6246
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