Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that deals with a variety of conditions affecting connective tissues of the body, including joints, muscle, bone, the immune and vascular systems.
Examples of these conditions are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Back and neck pain
- Regional pain syndromes
- Septic arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
The service provides advanced training for two registrars each year and has an active clinical research program.
|Rapid Access Rheumatology||City Campus||Rheumatology Department, Level 7 East||WED|
|Rheumatology Biologics||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||THU|
|Rheumatology CTD||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South East||TUE|
|Rheumatology RA||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||WED|
|Rheumatology SPA||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||THU|
|Urgent Rheumatology||City Campus||Rheumatology Department, Level 7 East||FRI|
We accept referrals for this service.
Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.
If surgery is required, your patient may need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic prior to their procedure.
To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.
You can use the following form or a template from your own system.
Spinal referral forms
You can download the referral form template:
You can also import a template into your practice's referral system:
Referrals should include:
- relevant clinical history for the patient
- the reason for referral
- patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
- your provider number
- the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)