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Medical Oncology Outpatient Clinic

This is a Public Outpatient Clinic that provides free of charge Medical Oncology Specialist services to cancer patients from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.

In consultation with each patient and their referring physician (GP or Specialist), we plan and oversee medical anti-cancer treatment to help patients achieve the best possible health outcome. The treatment may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy or hormonal therapy, sometimes alongside other treatments such surgery or radiotherapy.

Patient Information

Health Professionals

  • Who do these clinics care for?

    Adult patients over 18 years of age with early or advanced cancer in need of further diagnostics, systemic anti-cancer therapy and follow-up support.

  • How do I prepare my patient for an appointment?

    We accept GP and Medical Practitioner referrals.

    Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the ED at any time.

    Referrals should include (see guidelines for details):

    • relevant clinical history
    • copies of relevant test results
    • an up-to-date list of medications
    • the reason for referral
    • the patient’s details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
    • your provider number

    Where appropriate, referrals should be provided for an indefinite period so that another referral is not required in the future.

    Please let your patients know that, once received and triaged, they will be contacted by South West Healthcare to book an appointment.

    Referrals can be sent by fax or email to the Specialist Outpatient Clinic:
    Fax: (03) 5563 1206
    Email: specialistclinic@swh.net.au
    To discuss a patient referral directly, please call (03) 5563 1256

Page last updated: 26 April 2022

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