Assessment and management of outpatient paediatric patients including inpatient follow up.


North South North West Statewide


Referral for all specialist paediatric services is via Paediatric Clinic including sub-specialty clinics.  The service hosts also host local specialist clinics and visiting specialist clinics from the Royal Children's Hospital to consult on complex conditions.

If a dedicated service is not offered, please refer to General Paediatrics.

See also Paediatric Surgery and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Referral process

A referral is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on the For Clinicians page.  Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines and must be included for the referral to be triaged. Incomplete or inadequate referrals may be returned to the referrer.

For urgent concerns: Please phone the Registrar or Consultant on call via switch.

For any sexual abuse/assault: Please phone RHH Switchboard and ask Paediatric Sexual Assault Consultant (PSAC) or Registrar on call for advice.

For services not provided in Tasmania please refer to General Paediatrics as the PTAS form is generated by a Paediatrician.

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent / category 1

We will endeavour to see these patients within 1 month.

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

For any urgent sexual abuse/assault concerns please phone RHH switchboard and ask Paediatric Sexual Assault Consultant or Registrar on call for advice.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 3 months

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

Clinic pages have been updated using, with kind permission, the Queensland Health Clinical Prioritisation Criteria.