A paediatric echocardiograph is an ultrasound scans on hearts for infants, preschool and school-aged children.
A heart ultrasound provides a non-invasive assessment of the heart. This technique is safe and doesn’t involve radiation. The images help assess the heart and blood vessel structure.
Find us at:
163 Studley Road
Heidelberg Victoria 3084
For more information on getting here, visit Mercy Hospital for Women .
On-site signage and indicators
Look for the Department of Paediatrics signs on-site.
How can people get access?
Via the main hospital lifts, level 2
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
What to bring
Please bring your Medicare card to your appointment. We bulk bill all paediatric echocardiography services.
What to expect on the day
A heart ultrasound may take up to 15 minutes. If visiting us as an out-patient, please allow up to 30 minutes for your appointment.
For health professionals
A paediatric echocardiographer provides ultrasound scans on hearts for infants, preschool and school-aged children. This is both an in-patient and out-patient service.
Patients above 50kg cannot be scanned/imaged accurately and should be referred to an adult echocardiography service.
What/when you should refer to us
Our clinic is receiving eReferrals via HealthLink SmartForms. Please see our Refer a patient page for more information.
For Health Professionals
- Email address: email@example.com
- Website: HealthPathways Melbourne
HealthPathways Melbourne provides clinicians with a single website to access clinical and referral pathways, and resources. Pathways are created by local GPs, working in partnership with specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.
Mercy Health recommends clinicians to access HealthPathways Melbourne for guidance in assessing, managing and referring for patient conditions (login required).
Referrals to outpatient clinics at Mercy Health will be triaged against clinical information and investigations based on these guidelines.
Referrals that do not meet the required clinical information and investigations will not be accepted.
Email HealthPathways to request access or if you need to confirm your username and password.
Healthlink SmartForm eReferrals
- Website: au.healthlink.net/support
HealthLink is a secure digital platform for sending referrals directly from your GP practice software (Best Practice, Genie, Medical Director and MedTech Evolution).
Practices without conformant software can register for a free HealthLink Portal licence by completing the online registration form and noting in the comments/message field that you would like to use the SmartForms, then selecting the two checkboxes – (1) Receive Electronic Correspondence (free of charge) and (3) Send Electronic Smart Forms (My Aged Care, Transport for NSW, Monash Health etc).
Once HealthLink receives your completed registration application, this will be processed and the portal details will be forwarded to you.
eReferral Support Contact Information
- For GPs in the Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network region wanting to enable eReferrals (HealthLink Smartforms), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if urgent (03) 9046 0300.
- For GPs in the North Western Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network region wanting to enable eReferrals (HealthLink Smartforms), please contact HealthLink via phone: 1800 125 036 or email email@example.com
- For issues with HealthLink SmartForms, or to have this solution enabled within your clinical software system, please contact HealthLink on 1800 125 036 or HelpdeskHL@healthlink.net.
Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics - Victoria
- Website: Statewide Referral Criteria
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed statewide referral criteria to assist GPs and clinicians referring patients to specialist clinics. These referral criteria have been developed to improve access to specialist clinics in public hospitals by improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals.
163 Studley Road
Heidelberg Victoria 3084
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