Specialist Clinics

Important Information for GPs

Referrals to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Specialist Clinics

  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Specialist Clinics are accepting referrals including those seeking an opinion or advice on diagnosis and management.

  • Face to face, telehealth and telephone consultations are allocated as appropriate, with an increased number of face-to-face appointments available.

  • Please remind your patients to bring their current GP and practice contact details.

  • Due to COVID 19 restrictions over the last two years, please be aware that we do have a backlog of non-urgent referrals which we are now prioritising alongside urgent referrals.

  • Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

St Vincent's Specialist Clinics provide over 90,000 non-admitted patient appointments per year across 20 different medical and surgical specialties. The Specialist Clinics provide a gateway to the hospital for patients requiring elective surgery and ongoing chronic disease management.

For detailed patient information regarding Specialist Clinics please see Patients & Visitor  > Specialist Clinics

Medical Practitioner Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 2898
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm




Clinic and Service Contacts for Referrers 

Click here for referral templates 

Please fax referrals to: (03) 9231 3489

Referral Information Check List

In order to efficiently triage referrals, please include the following essential information in your referral:

Patient Demographic Information:

 Full Name


 Date of birth

 Contact details 

 Medicare number/overseas patient health insurance status

 Indigenous Status

 Interpreter Requirements 

Clinical Information:

 Speciality and Head of Unit to whom patient is referred

 Reason for referral

 Management to date

 Medical history

 Relevant diagnostic results


 Current medications

 Name of referring doctor including provider number, practice name and contact details

By having all relevant information, the triage teams will be able to determine the most appropriate service for your patient and arrange a timely appointment.


Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics

To improve access and appropriateness of referrals to public hospitals, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed statewide referral criteria for certain medical and surgical conditions.

These referral criteria have also been incorporated into HealthPathways Melbourne. 

Click here to view and search all conditions and criteria.

For further information regarding specific clinics, please select from the options below: