This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred vascular conditions.

Vascular conditions

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the vascular exclusions section.

Out of scope

Not all medical conditions are covered by the CPC, as certain conditions may be considered out of scope or managed by other specialist services:

  • nil

Vascular exclusions for public specialist outpatient services

Not all vascular conditions are appropriate for referral into the South Australian public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:

  • cosmetic varicose veins/spider veins (CEAP score ≤ 2)
  • patients with nonulcerative skin changes and body mass index ≥ 35 not actively engaged in weight loss management
  • patients seeking compression hosiery alone should be referred to specialist allied health lymphoedema services or private providers.

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


We welcome requests for further information or feedback on the CPC and website, please refer to the relevant form below.

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The Vascular CPC is due for review in May 2024.

Evidence statement