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Specialist Consulting (outpatient) clinics offer more than bulk-billing specialist appointments. In these clinics, your condition will be assessed and you will be able to discuss your treatment options.

What types of Specialist Clinics are held?

Referrals to the specialist clinics require a referral letter from your GP and are valid for 12 months from your first appointment (or three months from another specialist doctor).  You may also be referred following a stay in hospital or from the Emergency Department.  Some clinics are conducted by private consultants, these clinics are bulk billed with no cost to you, you will be asked to sign a Medicare form for these clinics.  Telehealth appointments are also available.

Services include:

Orthopaedic Services

  • Orthopaedic consultants and fracture clinics
  • Osteoarthritis hip and knee services
  • Shoulder screening


Surgical Services 

  • General surgery consultants
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist
  • Urology specialist


Paediatric Services

  • Paediatric consultants
  • Behaviour and developmental clinics
  • Paediatrics allergy clinic


Women’s Health Services

  • Obstetric and gynaecology consultants
  • Antenatal and midwives clinics
  • Colposcopy and cervical surveillance clinics
  • Emergency pregnancy assessment clinic


Medical Services

  • General medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Renal/nephrology
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatric
  • Neurovascular (stroke clinics)
  • Respiratory
  • Epilepsy (telehealth only)
  • Gastroenterology and Liver (service includes PillCam Examinations)
  • Cardiology (includes Atrial Fibrillation, chest pain, arrythmia, heart failure)
  • Outreach Cardiology services Rushworth and Numurkah (monthly only)


Visiting monthly or quarterly services

  • Genetics counselling/familial Cancer Clinic
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Paediatrics 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, especially for orthopaedic appointments. 

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.

The staff of the specialist consulting suite will:

  • Ensure that you are allocated to an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
  • Endeavor to notify you of your appointment time and date up to four (4) weeks prior to the allotted time, unless you have provided notification that you are available at short notice.
  • Make every attempt to advise you in advance of the cancellation of any clinic.
  • Unless you advise otherwise, information relevant to your continuing care and management will be shared with your doctor while you are waiting for an appointment, or being treated.

What if I need an interpreter?

If you require an interpreter, please phone (03) 58323600 to arrange this service 48 hours’ notice is required for this service.

Please note: if you are unable to attend your appointment, please call on (03) 5832 3600.