Paediatric Review Clinic – WMHLocations:
At your Paediatric Rapid Review or Paediatric Outpatient Clinic appointment, your child will see a specialist paediatric doctor.
The Paediatric Rapid Review Clinic provides appointments on short notice. They are usually a one-off. Appointments are for babies and children who have recently been admitted to our Paediatric Ward or Special Care Nursery, or who attended the Emergency Department and require further follow-up.
The Paediatric Outpatient Clinic sees children referred from their GP with general paediatric medical issues as well as babies and children needing longer term follow-up after an admission.
If your baby had a hip ultrasound that needs to be followed up, you will be referred to a separate nurse-led Paediatric Telehealth Clinic.
The paediatric doctors are specialists in children’s health and development. They will assess and manage your child’s problems and follow up on any concerns that you or your child have.
Find us at:
Paediatric Rapid Review Clinic: Ground Floor Continuing Care Centre, Main Hospital building, Werribee Mercy Hospital. Paediatric Outpatient Clinic: Outpatient building, Werribee Mercy Hospital
On-site signage and indicators
Look for the Outpatient Clinics signs on-site.
Paediatric Rapid Review Clinic runs on:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-4pm
Paediatric Outpatient Clinic runs:
What to do before
General information about your outpatient clinic appointment is included in the Outpatient Clinics building page along with details on how to find us. Additional information is included below for this clinic.
What to bring
Please bring your child’s Health, Learning and Development book (the ‘green book’) which contains their growth measurements, as well as any previous test results or reports.
What to expect on the day
You might see a nurse for your baby to be weighed and measured before you see the doctor.
During your experience you may be supported by a:
After the appointment, we might send a letter to your GP to inform them of the treatment plan and any follow-up requirements.
For health professionals
The Paediatric Outpatient Clinic is open to GP referrals for general medical issues. Unfortunately we are unable to accept developmental/behavioural referrals, but hope to develop this service in the future.
No procedures are undertaken in the paediatric clinics
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.
What/when you should not refer to us
Do not refer:
- Developmental/Behavioural issues
- Mental Health issues
- Surgical issues
In case of emergency, call 000
Outpatient Clinics - Antenatal
Outpatient Clinics - Antenatal
03 8754 3390
- Phone number: 03 8754 6710
- Website: Antenatal clinics
Call this number for:
· Appointment questions
· Referral questions
· You want to speak to a midwife about your appointment
· You want to change your appointment
· You want to tell us you no longer need your appointment
DO NOT call this number if you are worried about your baby, have pain or are bleeding. Call Maternity services also listed on this page.
For Health Professionals
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Werribee Mercy Hospital
296 Princes Highway
Werribee Victoria 3030
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