Specialist Consulting Suite (outpatient) clinics offer more than 70 public and/or bulk-billing specialist medical outpatient clinics. In these clinics, your condition will be assessed and you will be able to discuss your treatment options.
The Specialist Consulting Suite is located in Building I at the Graham Street, Shepparton campus.
Your appointment could also be held at the front of the Child and Adolescent Unit, Building C, Rosewood (Building M) or the Pre-Admission area (The Hub). The staff will let you know, in advance, at which location your appointment will take place.
Referrals to the specialist clinics require a letter from your local doctor and are valid for 12 months from your first appointment, (or three months from another Specialist).
You may also be referred following a stay in hospital or from the Emergency Department.
What types of Specialist Clinics are held?
The services include:
- Orthopaedic Consultants and Fracture Clinics
- Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service
- Shoulder Screening
Surgical Services (General Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat and Urology specialities)
- Surgical Consultants
- Stomal and Wound Nurse Consultant
- Breast Care Nurses and Lymphoedema Therapist
- Paediatric Consultants
- Behaviour and Developmental Clinics
Women’s Health Services
- Obstetric and Gynaecology Consultants
- Antenatal and Midwives Clinic
- Colposcopy and Pap Smear Clinics
- Family Planning Clinics
- Urogynaecology Clinics
- General Medicine and Endocrinology
- Neurovascular Clinic/(Stroke Clinic)
- Geriatric Clinics
Visiting monthly or quarterly services
- Gastroenterology (visiting service includes PillCam examinations)
- Genetics Counselling / Familial Cancer Clinic
- RCH Paediatric Outreach Clinics, including surgical, cardiology and oncology clinics
How long will my appointment take?
You will be seen in order of your appointment time.
Appointment duration and patient numbers vary, so we recommend you allow for delays. Although GV Health staff will make every attempt to provide you with an appointment in the quickest time possible, priority must be given to emergency and more urgent patients.
Failure to attend two scheduled appointments, including appointments for blood tests, x-rays and pre-admission clinics, (without prior notice and good cause), may result in you being removed from the outpatient appointment waiting list and a new referral would be required.
What if I need an interpreter?
If you are from a non-English speaking background the hospital is able to provide an interpreter for you. Please phone 5832 3600 to arrange an interpreter (48 hours notice is required for some languages).
Important: If you are unable to attend your appointment, please call (03) 5832 3600.
GV Health Specialist Consulting Suite brochure
For more information about the Specialist Clinics Program in Victoria, click here
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services – Outpatients resources