Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Medical Practitioners - Referral Pathways

Medical Practitioners

Referral Pathways

1.  Referring to Paediatric Outpatients

One of our aims at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) is to ensure GP-referred patients are prioritised safely, quickly and efficiently. The WCH currently has guidelines and criteria for over 100 of the most common reasons for which GPs consider referring children. Before you write a referral, please review and use the relevant guideline and criteria.

WCH page link iconWCH Referral Guidelines for Specialist Outpatient Services

WCH referrals are best typed into the WCH referral templates, which are available for most GP software systems in Section 2: Referral Templates and Forms.

Alternatively if you refer Paediatric outpatients to Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), you may choose to use the following guidelines:

Link iconFlinders Medical Centre Paediatric Referral Guidelines


HealthPathways is a free online portal for GPs, practice nurses and other health professionals. Designed to be used at the point of care, HealthPathways provides easy access to comprehensive clinical information, local referral pathways, and patient resources. The HealthPathways portal is now available across South Australia.

Register your interest on the Link iconHealthPathways South Australia project site.

2.  Referral Templates and Forms

WCH page link iconWCH Child Development Unit Referral Form and Criteria

WCH page link iconWCH Outpatients Clinical software referral templates

WCH page link iconWCH Paediatric Chronic Pain Service

PDF iconCountry Referral Unit (CRU) Referral Template  (1.5mb)
      Like the MRU, the CRU can provide access to a range of community health services for
      any health matter. Please note that paediatric patients can be referred to the CRU.

Link iconAsthma Australia Patient Education Referral template

last modified: 10 Jun 2021