Outpatients

Outpatient appointments are made after referral from General Practitioners (GP), other Doctors or following discharge from hospital for further treatment.

For more information about outpatient services available at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), visit the service directory.

Central Referral Service

The WA Health Central Referral Service (external link) commenced on 24 February 2014. As of this date, all non-urgent GP referrals to doctor-led outpatient clinics at Royal Perth Hospital should be sent to the Central Referral Service.

Contact us

Fax: 1300 365 056
Email: centralreferralservice@health.wa.gov.au
MMEx Secure Messaging: central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Postal address:
Central Referral Service
PO Box 3462
Midland WA 6056

Routine outpatient referrals

All non-urgent GP referrals to doctor-led outpatient clinics at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) should be sent to the Central Referral Service (external site).

Referrals are accepted on the letterhead of the GP, generated from your practice software or using an online referral form. The following patient information is required:

  • Date of birth
  • address
  • contact phone numbers
  • Medicare number (including expiry date)
  • patients maiden name
  • language requirements (interpreter)
  • current medication and allergy information
  • weight (particularly if over 120 kilograms)
  • copies of relevant investigations and reports
  • GP contact details.

Other information may also be helpful. This information includes:

Confused patients

When a patient has dementia, agreements are often made to have appointment details mailed to their carer or relative to arrange transport and ensure they attend. Please indicate if this applies in the ‘special needs’ section of the referral form.

Priority

Referrals are clinically prioritised as:

  • Urgent: Priority 1 (0 – 30 days)
  • Semi urgent: Priority 2 (31 – 90 days)
  • Routine: Priority 3 (91 – 365 days)

Unless specified by RPH staff, routine referrals can only be sent directly to:

For more information and further contact details, visit the WA Health GP website (external site).

Contact us

Fax: 1300 365 056
Email: centralreferralservice@health.wa.gov.au
MMEx Secure Messaging: central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Postal address:
Central Referral Service
PO Box 3462
Midland WA 6056

Useful links:

Urgent outpatient referrals

For patients in the RPH catchment who require urgent referral to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) outpatients, please contact the registrar or consultant of the specialty team required. They can be contacted by calling the RPH switchboard.

Contacting a registrar or consultant ensures that the specialist team is immediately aware of the referral, allowing them to make arrangements as soon as possible. These arrangements include:

  • interim treatment recommendations
  • further investigation prior to review.

Please check which number the accepting doctor would like you to fax the referral to as this will expedite the arrangements.

Please note who you spoke to and any instructions that you are given or appointments made on your referral.

Urgent outpatient referrals can be sent directly to: