Specialist Outpatients

Appointment Information


Ballarat Base Hospital
1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350


03 5320 4221

Scheduling an Appointment

After receiving a referral from your GP, you will be contacted as soon as an appointment becomes available with the service, you do not need to call to schedule an appointment.

When an appointment has been allocated, you will receive communication either by letter, SMS or a phone call from specialist outpatient staff. If you have a preferred method of communication, please call (03) 5320 4221 to advise.

Wait Times for Appointments

Waiting times for Specialist Outpatient Clinic services vary from specialty to specialty. Due to demand on health services in the Grampians region, there can be long waiting times. When an appointment becomes available, Specialist Outpatient Clinics will contact you with an appointment.

When your referral is accepted, you may receive an SMS or letter that stipulates a timeframe. Please note that these timeframes are only an estimate, and not an exact number of days expected before an appointment is offered. It is certain in most cases that there will be a longer waiting period for an appointment with Specialist Outpatient Clinics than anticipated.

If your condition worsens, please follow up with your GP who will provide updated information to the service about your condition. If you require urgent or immediate attention, either present to your nearest Urgent Care Centre or Emergency Department, or phone for an ambulance on 000.

If you want to end your referral with Grampians Health and return your care to your GP please call (03) 5320 4221 to advise.

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