Southern Adelaide LHN Specialist and Outpatient clinics

The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) provide a range of Specialist and Outpatient Services across Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital and GP Plus Health Care Centres for patients within the Southern Adelaide and greater Adelaide regions as well as country and interstate patients.

Outpatient clinics

see Flinders Medical CentreNoarlunga HospitalThe Jamie Larcombe Centre - Veterans mental health precinctAldinga GP Plus Health Care CentreMarion GP Plus Health Care CentrNoarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic

The SALHN Outpatient Clinic Poster (PDF 58KB) lists the outpatient services provided across the network, including the clinics location and contact details.

GP triage criteria/referral guidelines

  • definition of the services provided within each specialty
  • outpatient referral guidelines
  • triage criteria/waiting times
  • GP management guidelines related to certain conditions or symptoms

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    Allergy and Immunology

    Allergy and Immunology - Adults outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 91KB)

    Allergy and Immunology - Paediatric outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 114KB)

    Allergy Clinical Immunology Referral Form FMC

    Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis referral and management guideline (PDF 87KB)
    Anaphylaxis referral and management guideline (PDF 134KB)
    Angioedema referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Atopic Eczema referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Drug Reaction referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Systemic Autoimmune disorder referral and management guideline (PDF 110KB)
    Paediatric Food Allergy referral and management guideline (PDF 93KB)
    Primary Immunodeficiency referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Urticaria – Angioedema referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)

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    Audiology

    Audiology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 110KB)

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    Cardiology

    Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Clinic (PDF 108KB)
    Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Clinic (PDF 295KB)
    Genetic Arrhythmia Clinic (PDF 217KB)
    Genetic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Clinic (PDF 207KB)
    Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction Clinic (PDF 413KB) 
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Fabry Disease Clinic (PDF 208KB)

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    Colorectal

    Colorectal outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 91KB)

    Rectal bleeding referral and management guideline (PDF 124KB)

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    Dermatology

    Specialist Dermatology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 305KB)

    Dermatology referral and management guideline (PDF 95KB)

    Acne Vulgaris referral and management guideline (PDF 116KB)

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    Diabetes (education management - nursing)

    Diabetes Education outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 92KB)

    Diabetes Education and Management referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)

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    Diabetes - Medical

    Diabetes Medical outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 91KB)

    Diabetes (Medical) referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Gestational Diabetes referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)

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    Ear, Nose and Throat

    Ear, Nose and Throat outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 113KB)

    Head and Neck Disorders referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Laryngeal and Voice Disorders referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Snoring Disorders referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Otitis Media referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Sinus and Nasal Disorders referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)

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    Endocrine Medical Service

    Endocrine outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 113KB)

    Adrenal mass referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Hypercalcaemia of uncertain cause referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Hyperparathyroidism referral and management guideline (PDF 107KB)
    Hyperprolactinaemia referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Hyperthyroidism referral and management guideline (PDF 107KB)
    Hypocalcaemia referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Hypoglycaemia in patients without known diabetes mellitus referral and management guideline (PDF 129KB)
    Hypothyroidism referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Male hypogonadism referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Thyroid nodules referral and management guideline (PDF 111KB)

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    Gastroenterology

    Colorectal outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 91KB
    Gastroenterology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 130KB)
    Hepatopancreaticobiliary outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 87KB)
    Oesophago-Gastric surgery outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 92KB)

    Biliary obstruction referral and management guideline (PDF 84KB)
    Chronic lower abdominal pain referral and management guideline (PDF 127KB)
    Constipation referral and management guideline (PDF 117KB)
    Diarrhoea referral and management guideline (PDF 133KB)
    Dyspepsia referral and management guideline (PDF 169KB)
    Dysphagia referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB) 
    Gallstone Disease referral and management guideline (PDF 87KB)
    Gastro-oesophageal reflux referral and management guideline (PDF 112KB)
    Haematemesis and melaena referral and management guideline (PDF 115KB)
    Iron deficiency anaemia referral and management guideline (PDF 93KB)
    Liver and Pancreatic Tumours referral and management guideline (PDF 84KB)
    Nausea and vomiting referral and management guideline (PDF 107KB)
    Rectal bleeding referral and management guideline (PDF 124KB)
    Weight loss referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)

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    General Medicine

    General Medicine outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 109KB)

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    Geriatric Medicine

    Geriatric Medicine outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 91KB)

    Behavioural and Psychological symptoms in Dementia referral and management guideline (PDF 109KB)
    Community Geriatric Service referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Memory Clinic referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Nursing home visits referral and management guideline (PDF 111KB)
    Parkinson’s referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Syncope tilt table referral and management guideline (PDF 113KB)
    Falls referral and management guideline (PDF 93KB)

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    Haematology

    Haematology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 108KB)

    Anaemia referral and management guideline (PDF 117KB)
    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Monoclonal Gammopathy of Unknown Significance (MGUS) referral and management guideline (PDF 114KB)
    Neutropenia referral and management guideline (PDF 133KB)
    Thrombocytopenia referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)

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    Hepatopancreaticobiliary

    Hepatopancreaticobiliary outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 87KB)

    Biliary obstruction referral and management guideline (PDF 84KB)
    Gallstone Disease referral and management guideline (PDF 87KB)
    Liver and Pancreatic Tumours referral and management guideline (PDF 84KB)

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    Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk

    Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 87KB)

    Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk referral and management guideline (PDF 84KB)

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    Liver / Hepatobiliary

    Cirrhosis management referral and management guideline (PDF 100KB)
    Viral Hepatitis Clinic and management referral and management guideline (PDF 95KB)

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    Nephrology/Renal

    Nephrology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 112KB)

    Nephrology referral and management guideline (PDF 108KB)

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    Neurology

    Neurology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 112KB)

    Headache referral and management guideline (PDF 126KB)
    Neuropathy referral and management guideline (PDF 136KB)
    Seizure referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Tremor referral and management guideline (PDF 124KB)
    Vertigo referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)

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    Neurosurgery

    Neurosurgery outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 111KB)

    Cranial Disorder referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Spinal Disorder referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)

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    Nutrition and Dietetics

    Nutrition and Dietetics outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 92KB)

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    Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapy outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 88KB)

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome referral and management guideline (PDF 112KB)
    De Quervain's stenosing tenosynovitis referral and management guideline (PDF 112KB)

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    Oesophago-Gastric Surgery

    Oesophago-Gastric surgery outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 92KB)

    Dysphagia referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux referral and management guideline (PDF 112KB)

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    Oncology

    Oncology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 130KB)

    Breast Cancer referral and management guideline (PDF 113KB)
    Carcinoma Unknown Primary referral and management guideline (PDF 115KB)
    Colon Cancer referral and management guideline (PDF 111KB)
    Lung Cancer referral and management guideline (PDF 113KB)
    Prostate Cancer referral and management guideline (PDF 131KB)
    Upper GI referral and management guideline  (PDF 109KB)

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    Ophthalmology

    Ophthalmology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 142KB)

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    Orthopaedic - Foot and Ankle

    Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 107KB)

    Ankle Hindfoot Arthritis referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Claw Toe/Hammer Toe referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Flat Feet (Pes Planus) referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Hallux Ridigus/1st MTP Joint Arthritis referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Hallux Valgus referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Metatarsalgia/Morton’s Neuroma referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Neuropathic Joint – Charcot Joints referral and management guideline (PDF 126KB)
    Plantar Fasciitis referral and management guideline (PDF 115KB)

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    Orthopaedic - Upper Limb

    Orthopaedic Upper Limb outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 90KB)

    Frozen Shoulder referral and management guideline (PDF 87KB)
    Rotator Cuff Disease – Instability referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Shoulder Instability referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Shoulder Osteoarthritis referral and management guideline (PDF 85KB)

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    Pain Management

    Pain Management Unit outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 114KB)

    Chronic pain without obvious organic pathology referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Musculoskeletal pain referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Neuropathic pain referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Pain interventions referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Refractory cancer pain referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Visceral pain referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)

    Pain Management Unit patient information
    Pain Management Unit referral form (PDF 79KB)

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    Palliative Care

    Palliative Care outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 128KB)

    Palliative Care referral and management guideline (PDF 106KB)

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    Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 111KB)

    Acute Joint Injury referral and management guideline (PDF 115KB)
    Acute Soft Tissue Injury referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Spinal Pain referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)

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    Podiatry

    Podiatry outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 92KB)

    Charcot neuropathy referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Children 18 years and under with developmental delay, foot deformity and pain (PDF 322KB)
    Foot deformity referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Foot wound referral and management guideline (PDF 93KB)
    High risk foot referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Ingrown toe nail referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Peripheral neuropathy referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Peripheral arterial disease referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Red hot swollen foot referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)

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    Rehabilitation Medicine

    Disability Assessment and Planning referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Driving Fitness Assessment referral and management guideline (PDF 86KB)
    Fragility Fracture referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation referral and management guideline (PDF 87KB)
    Neurological Rehabilitation referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Spasticity referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)

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    Respiratory and Sleep Services

    Respiratory and Sleep Services outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 128KB)

    Asthma referral and management guideline (PDF 88KB)
    Chronic cough referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Chronic Respiratory and Bronchiectasis referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Haemoptysis referral and management guideline (PDF 92KB)
    Interstitial Lung disease referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Lung Cancer referral and management guideline (PDF 118KB)
    Pleural Disease referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Pulmonary Embolus referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Sleep Apnoea referral and management guideline (PDF 115KB)
    Tuberculosis referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)

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    Rheumatology

    Rheumatology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 92KB)

    Acute onset monoarthritis referral and management guideline (PDF 89KB)
    Acute onset polyarthritis referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Chronic generalised or chronic back pain referral and management guideline (PDF 93KB)
    Inflammatory back pain referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)
    Multisystem/Connective Tissue Disorders/Vasculitis referral and management guideline (PDF 93KB)
    Muscle pain and weakness referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Regional soft tissue rheumatism/complex regional pain syndrome referral and management guideline (PDF 108KB)
    Subacute onset single or several joint arthritis referral and management guideline (PDF 90KB)

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    Social Work

    Social Work outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 128KB)

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    Speech Pathology

    Adult Speech Pathology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 129KB)
    Paediatric Speech Pathology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 131KB)

    Communication referral and management guideline (PDF 86KB)
    Feeding Disorders (Paediatric) referral and management guideline (PDF 91KB)
    Swallowing referral and management guideline (PDF 105KB)

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    Stroke

    Transient ischemic attack (TIA) outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 150KB)

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    Urology

    Urology outpatient service description and triage guideline (PDF 109KB)

    Urology referral and management guideline (PDF 87KB)

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