Outpatients

Outpatient clinics

Canberra Health Services provides a number of outpatient clinics.

An outpatient is a person referred for a specialist appointment. Referrals usually come from a General Practitioner. The specialist is often a doctor but may also be a nurse, physiotherapist, dietitian or allied health worker.

Care is provided on an appointment basis and patients are not admitted to hospital.

Who can I bring with me to an appointment?

There are currently visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Please read the latest information here before coming to your appointment.

If you have any questions about visitor restrictions and your upcoming appointment, please check with the clinic by using the relevant phone number below.

How do I make an Appointment?

You will need a referral from your GP to make an appointment. Your GP will send the referral directly to the outpatient clinic administration team.

Generally, once your referral is received, our clinicians will determine the urgency to see you; this process is known as ‘triage’. They will instruct the administrative teams to book your appointment. If an appointment is not available for the level of urgency, you will be placed on a waiting list. A letter will be sent to you and your GP to inform you that you have been placed on a waiting list for an outpatient appointment.

Our teams will contact you once an appointment becomes available.

You do not need to call us unless you are following up on an existing appointment.

If you call us and leave a message, please note that we will endeavour to return your call within 2 business days.

Canberra Region Cancer Centre
5124 8444

Cardiology
5124 2371

Chronic Disease Management
5124 8376 

Child at Risk Health Unit
5124 2712

Community Paediatrics
5124 9977

Dermatology (Skin clinic)
5124 2415

Diabetes
5124 3794

Ear, Nose and Throat
5124 2415

Early Parenting Counselling
5124 9977

Endocrinology
5124 3794

Fetal Medicine
5124 7461

Fracture Clinic
5124 2415

Gastroenterology
5124 2195

General Medicine
5124 2415

General Surgery
5124 2415

Geriatric Medicine
5124 0200

Gynaecology
5124 7625

Hydrotherapy
5124 0200

Infectious Diseases
5124 2415

Maternal & Child Health (MACH)
5124 9977

Neurology
5124 3288

Neurosurgery
5124 2415

Ophthalmology (Eye Clinic)
5124 2415

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
5124 2415

Orthopaedic Screening
5124 2415

Orthopaedic Surgery
5124 2415

Community Orthoptics
5124 9977

Paediatric Diabetes
5124 7550

Paediatric Endocrinology
5124 7550

Paediatric Gastro
5124 7550

Paediatric Immunology
5124 7550

Paediatric Respiratory
5124 7550

Paediatric Sleep
5124 7550

Paediatric Surgery
5124 7550

Paediatrics
5124 7550

Plastic Surgery
5124 2415

Registrar Review Clinic
5124 3069

Rehabilitation
5124 0200

Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
5124 2066

Rheumatology
5124 2415

Urology
5124 2415

Vascular
5124 2415

Women’s Health
5124 1787

Women, Youth and Children - Physio
5124 9977

Women, Youth and Children - Nutrition
5124 9977

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Please cancel or reschedule your appointment 72 hours (3 days) in advance where possible so that we can offer the appointment to another patient.

You can do this by:

  • calling the clinic directly with the number you have been provided or using the appropriate number above
  • using our online cancellation form.
What happens if I don’t attend my appointment?

We have many more people needing appointments that we have to offer, so we really appreciate you letting us know when you can’t attend.

If you do not attend your appointment without letting us know:

  • We will write to you and your GP to inform you that we have recorded your non-attendance.
  • You will have three months to contact the service, state the reason for not attending and rebook your appointment.
  • You will be taken off the waiting list if we do not hear from you within three months of your missed appointment. This means you will require a new referral before seeking an outpatient appointment with Canberra Health Services.
Telehealth appointments

Many outpatient appointments are available via a telephone and video conference.

If you would prefer a telehealth appointment, ask for one when our team call you to book your appointment. Where it can be arranged, our staff will do so.

If you have organised a telehealth appointment, we have information about what to expect from your telehealth consultation and conducting a telehealth test call.

Page last updated on: 10 Dec 2020