Services

Primary Mental Health Partners (PMHP)

Barwon Health primary mental health services operate as a partnership with Barwon Medicare Locals. We provide psychiatric, nursing and psychological services via the following programs and services: Barwon Health Deakin Psychology Clinic Psychiatry Consultation Clinic Clozapine program All...

ACCESS Team (formerly triage)

The ACCESS Team (formerly Triage) is a 24-hour service for people who may have a complex or serious mental illness and are in crisis. Services include: mental health assessments, early crisis intervention, referral to other services and telephone phone support to clients, families and other healt...

Advance Care Planning

Families and health care workers are often required to make medical decisions without knowing a patient's preferences. In order to address this, Barwon Health has implemented the Advance Care Planning program.A key aim of the program is to identify patient wishes regarding their health care, parti...

Aged Psychiatry Services

This service is for people over 65 years with existing complex mental illness, those who develop a mental illness later in life and those who have severe behavioural problems associated with dementia. Services include assessment and intervention, case management, outreach and secondary consultati...

Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management

18 full-time anaesthetists, three part-time anaesthetists, 27 visiting anaesthetists, 15 registrars in training and 3 support staff, currently staff the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management. We provide anaesthesia services for all elective and emergency surgery at University Hospita...

Andrew Love Cancer Centre

For more information about the Andrew Love Cancer Centre and Cancer Services, click here. ...

Audiology Services

The Barwon Health Audiology department offers a broad range of specialist outpatient and inpatient services to both the paediatric and adult population.  Our services include the diagnostic assessment of auditory disorders and management of patients with hearing loss and communication difficu...

Barwon Health Gold Card Total Care Program

Welcome to Barwon Health’s Gold Card Total Care Program. The following information is to help you understand the services and benefits available to Veterans and War Widows at Barwon Health. What is the Gold Card Total Care Program? Australia owes a huge debt of gratitude to our Veterans and Wa...

Barwon Health Library Service

Please click here to access the Barwon Health Library Service.  ...

Barwon Health Orthopaedic Service

The Orthopaedic Unit at University Hospital Geelong comprises a dedicated Orthopaedic Ward on Level 5 of the Baxter Wing, a dedicated Orthopaedic Theatre (Theatre 4) with laminar flow, an office and a seminar room (both of which are adjacent to the ward) on Baxter Wing 5. There is extensive Out...

Barwon Medical Imaging

Barwon Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic services including X-Ray, OPG, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Mammography, and Nuclear Medicine. These are performed by a team of highly skilled radiologists, radiographers, sonographers, nuclear medicine technolog...

Barwon Orthopaedic Research Unit

Several studies are being conducted by the unit at any one time. The core project of the unit, having commenced in January 2002, is aimed at recording all hip, knee & shoulder replacement surgery ever performed at this hospital with patients seen pre-op, 3/12 and 12/12 (then on the surgeon'...

Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service

The Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS) was established in 2005 as the partnership organisation for all health services delivering cancer care in the Barwon South Western Region. Stretching from Queenscliff to the South Australian border, the Barwon South Western Reg...

Bellarine Community Mental Health Team

Barwon Health's Adult Mental Health Services provide community and in-patient services for people aged between 16 and 65 years, affected by serious complex mental illness. Five community based adult mental health teams provide services to the Barwon sub-region. The teams are multi-disciplinary an...

Belmont Community Nursing

Community Nursing no longer focuses solely on the physical care of the person, but cares for the whole person in their total environment as member of a family and a community. This care takes into account their social, emotional and spiritual needs and includes support of carers and family. Our se...

Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre

The Community Rehabilitation Centre provides team rehabilitation on an outpatient basis to people living in the community. Clients are provided with flexible, goal orientated, individually tailored programs, following team assessment. Available services: Clinical Psychology Dietary Services ...

Belmont Dietitian

Specialist nutrition and dietary services are available to assist with: healthy eating nutritional deficiencies advice to lose/gain weight cancer diabetes diagnosed food allergy or intolerance dysphagia eating disorders gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. bloating, constipation, diarrhoea,...

Blakiston Lodge

What are you looking for?Room typesPricingAdditional servicesBlakiston Lodge is a state-of-the-art 90-bed facility featuring spacious secure design, modern decor, a contemporary colour scheme with natural lighting and connection to the external courtyards. The beautiful garden settings enhance emo...

Cardiology Services

Geelong Cardiology PracticeThe Geelong Cardiology Practice is the leading provider of cardiac services in the Geelong region. We are a private outpatient clinic located within University Hospital Geelong, offering services to Geelong and surrounding regions. Referrals to Geelong Cardiology Practic...

Cardiothoracic Surgery - Outpatient Clinic

OUT-PATIENT SERVICES Friday mornings are our major consulting day, with mostly new patients. Friday afternoons outpatient cardiothoracic clinic is held in the Outpatient Department for review of post-operative patients and new thoracic referrals. Wednesday and Thursday morning consulations for ex...

Cardiothoracic Unit

The Cardiothoracic Unit is the sole provider of surgery for adult heart and lung diseases in Geelong and South West Region. The scope of work covers wide range of operations on heart and lungs with the exception of heart and lung transplants. The unit performs over 400 heart and 140 thoracic opera...

Carer Consultant

This service incorporates and values carer input in service delivery, planning and evaluation. Carer Consultants are employed part time by Barwon Health Mental Health Service and have been or are carers of relatives or friends with a mental illness and work to support and represent the needs of ot...

Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment

The Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment is an integrated research facility that aims to increase knowledge and develop new treatments for people suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Research projects have focused on mood and psychotic disorders, ...

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service inc. Paediatric & Adolescent Support Service

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a specialist family focused service that provides assessment and treatment for infants, children and adolescents (0-15 years) with complex mental health problems. CAMHS is made up of a team of professionals that includes child psychiatrist...

Children's Ward

University Hospital Geelong’s Children’s Ward is a vibrant, 28-bed general paediatric unit caring for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The newly-renovated, family-oriented unit allows for parents and carers to stay and be actively inv...

Clozapine Program

The Clozapine Program is operated by Barwon Health mental health nurses who support people with severe mental illness who are prescribed Clozapine to remain in primary care, under the care of their GP. Services include providing Clozapine training and support to the GP, assisting the coordination...

Colac Community Mental Health Team

Barwon Health's Adult Mental Health Services provide community and in-patient services for people aged between 16 and 65 years affected by serious complex mental illness. Five community based adult mental health teams provide services to the Barwon sub-region. The teams are multi-disciplinary and...

Community Dental Service - Belmont

Belmont Community Dental Services provides dental care to eligible Health Care and Pension Card holders and their dependents. Services include emergency dental care (during business hours), general dentistry and denture care. If you have a dental emergency, staff will categorise your need for med...

Community Dental Service - Corio

Corio Community Dental Services provides dental care to eligible Health Care and Pension Card holders and their dependents. Services include emergency dental care (during business hours), general dentistry and denture care. If you have a dental emergency, staff will categorise your need for medic...

Community Dental Service - Newcomb

Newcomb Community Dental Services provides dental care to eligible Health Care and Pension Card holders and their dependents. Services include emergency dental care (during business hours), general dentistry and denture care. If you have a dental emergency, staff will categorise your need for med...

Community Rehabilitation Centre

The Community Rehabilitation Centre provides team rehabilitation on an outpatient basis to people living in the community, of all ages. Clients are provided with flexible, goal orientated, individually tailored programs, following team assessment.Team members may include Medical Services, Rehabili...

Community Rehabilitation Facility

The Community Rehabilitation Facility (CRF) offers a 12 bed residential recovery based program available to people with a lived experience of mental distress and seeks to support individuals to gain ownership of their experiences and gain mastery of their lives. The CRF offers support based on wh...

Consumer Consultants

Consumer Consultants have had a lived experience of mental health challenges. They provide advocacy and support to consumers (patients, carers and family) of Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS). They also provide, capacity building and a consultancy role to service development. This...

Corio Community Mental Health Team

The Adult Mental Health Service provides community and in-patient services for people aged between 16 and 65 years, affected by serious complex mental illness. Five community based adult mental health teams provide services to the Barwon sub-region. The teams are multi-disciplinary and service a...

Corio Community Nursing

Community Nursing no longer focuses solely on the physical care of the person, but cares for the whole person in their total environment as member of a family and a community. This care takes into account their social, emotional and spiritual needs and includes support of carers and family. Our se...

Day Programs

Staying active in your community Barwon Health Day Programs are part of our local community providing support to people to remain active and independent in their home for as long as possible.This may include: The elderly People looking for more social interaction People with memory loss Peo...

Department of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention is an academic tertiary referral program and incorporates: Expert Infection Prevention/Control service across all Barwon Health sites Infectious Diseases Services including consultations, inpatient care and antimicrobial stewardshi...

Department of Renal Medicine (Nephrology)

The Department of Renal Medicine at Barwon Health provides care for all patients with primary or secondary kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 2-5, dialysis and transplant related problems. It also provides training, support and home maintenance for n...

Developmental Dysplasia Hip Clinic/Club Foot Clinic

Screening surveillance and treatment of hip dysplasia. Ultrasound performed to age of 6 months. X-rays performed at 6 months and over. Clubfoot - Ponseti Technique This is a non-surgical method of treatment that involves gentle manual manipulation of the foot and application of an above kn...

Eating Disorder Service

The Barwon Health Eating Disorder Service, in association with key service partners, is responsible for specialist assessment, consultation and treatment services to consumers with an eating disorder and their carers, in the Barwon region.Eating disorders assessment is available to consumers of al...

Emergency Department

For all emergencies, please phone 000. To speak to a staff member from the University Hospital Geelong, Emergency Department, please phone 4215 0100. The following information helps explain the processes that occur in the Emergency Department. Triage The triage nurse is your first contact poin...

Falls and Balance Clinic

Introduction to Falls and Balance Clinic Balance and mobility problems, dizziness and falls are common problems for over 30% of older people.  Falls alone account for 69% of injury related to hospital admissions for Victorians aged over 65. Falls are estimated to be a major contributing fact...

Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI)

The overall aim of the state-wide FaPMI strategy is to reduce the impact of parental mental illness on all family members through timely, coordinated, preventive, and supportive action. This program has built on an initiative developed between Barwon Health Mental Health, Drugs & Alcohol Servi...

Fracture Clinic - Outpatients Department

Fracture review only. New patients with referral from Emergency Department/General Practitioners/Other hospitals. X-rays – pre-arranged to streamline service delivery. ...

Geelong West Community Mental Health Team

Barwon Health's Adult Mental Health Services provide community and in-patient services for people aged between 16 and 65 years, affected by serious complex mental illness. Five community based adult mental health teams provide services to the Barwon sub-region. The teams are multi-disciplinary an...

GP Mental Health Nurse Program

Mental health nurses collaborate with participating GPs within the general practice to assist people who have a severe mental illness during periods of significant disability.Services include assessment and ongoing review, liaising with family and carers, monitoring and assisting with medication a...

Gretta Volum Centre

The Gretta Volum Centre is a freestanding day surgery unit within University Hospital Geelong. It has two operating theatres and one endoscopy procedure room. Services are provided for patients undergoing a broad range of surgical, diagnostic procedures, intravenous therapy, abdominal paracentesi...

Hepatitis C & Liver Clinic

The Hepatitis C Clinic and staff provide assessment, counselling, education and support....

Hip & Knee Services - Outpatients

Rapid access physiotherapy and nurse led clinic specifically for patients with osteoarthritis (degeneration of the hip and knee joints). Identifies patients who require surgical opinion and those who can be managed safely without surgery. Runs alongside orthopaedic surgeon clinics so there is ...

Home Based Rehabilitation Program (HBRP)

Overview of the Home Based Rehabilitation Program (HBRP) The HBRP is an individualised rehabilitation program for clients who require  rehabilitation in the context of their own home to facilitate learning and their return to previous activities and lifestyle The team involves Physiothera...

Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

HARP is a team of experienced health workers who see people in the community; we hope the following information will assist you in making a decision about whether our service will be of use to you. How can HARP help? The HARP service work with you to determine your support needs. We ai...

Hydrotherapy Centre

What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy treatment or exercise program conducted in a heated pool. Hydrotherapy helps to improve or maintain physical well-being for many people. The buoyancy, turbulence and resistance of water create a special therapeutic environment not poss...

Immigrant and Refugee Health Clinic

The Immigrant and Refugee Health Clinic at Barwon Health runs each Tuesday morning in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases Clinic.Children under 18 are seen in the Paediatric Immigrant and Refugee Health Clinic every Tuesday. Refugees attend the clinic through GP referral for assessment, treat...

Infection Prevention Service

The Infection Prevention Service at Barwon Health assists with the prevention and monitoring of infections. The service provides advice and education across all Barwon Health sites, which includes University Hospital Geelong, the McKellar Centre, Aged Care Facilities, Community and Mental Health U...

Intensive Care Unit

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University Hospital Geelong is a 24 bed level III adult, mixed medical, surgical, cardiothoracic and level II paediatric ICU. It forms part of a 406-bed teaching hospital servicing a catchment area of roughly 500,000 within the Barwon South West region. The ICU has...

McKellar Centre Occupational Therapy

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre (IRC) and the North Geelong Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC), both based at the McKellar Centre, provide patient/client centred Occupational Therapy services within a multidisciplinary team. The focus of Occupational Therapy intervention is to facilitate m...

Neurosciences

Neuroscience across Barwon Health consists of teams of health clinicians at University Hospital Geelong, The McKellar Centre, Barwon Health Community Rehabilitation Centres and the Neuroscience Clinic. The clinicians have specific skills in management of neurological conditions such as stroke, Par...

Newcomb Community Nursing

Community Nursing no longer focuses solely on the physical care of the person, but cares for the whole person in their total environment as members of a family and a community. This care takes into account their socal, emotional and spiritual needs and incudes support for carers and families. Our...

Newcomb Dietitian

Specialist nutrition and dietary services are available to assist with: healthy eating nutritional deficiencies advice to lose/gain weight cancer diabetes diagnosed food allergy or intolerance dysphagia eating disorders gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. bloating, constipation, diarrhoea,...

Nutrition & Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics Services are provided to inpatients and residents of McKellar Centre. Service focus is primarily on aged care and adult rehabilitation. Nutrition assessment, dietary management and education are available for: Inpatients Outpatients Residents living in any of the McKe...

Nutrition & Dietetics Department

Nutrition and Dietetics services at Geelong Hospital include the following: Special diets for inpatients Assessment of nutritional status Nutritional counselling and education Nutritional supplements Enteral feeding Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) service Outpatient nutritional counselling ...

Occupational Therapy Services

The main focus of occupational therapy intervention is to facilitate and enable clients to achieve maximum independence and safety in their daily living skills. Occupational Therapy considers the impact of physical, cognitive and psychological impairment on activities of daily living.Occupational ...

Orthopaedic Access Service - Outpatients

Rapid access physiotherapy led clinic for patients with spinal, shoulder, knee or foot/ankle problems which are less likely to require surgical intervention.These clinics run on a cyclical timetable and average: 1 spinal clinic per month 2 shoulder clinics per month 3 knee clinics per month ...

Orthopaedic Preadmissions Clinic

Preadmissions refers to the steps before being admitted to hospital. This clinic provides care and management of patients who are waiting for joint replacement surgery, including: monitoring and assessment of patients whilst on the elective surgery waiting list prior to receiving date for surge...

Orthopaedic Ward

Baxter Wing 5 is an Orthopaedic Unit which receives patients from the Barwon South West region.  Elective, emergency and trauma orthopaedic cases are admitted to the ward....

Paediatric Home & Community Care (PHACC)

P-HACC is an innovative and expanding service established by the Paediatric and Neonatal Unit Management teams. It is operated by a team of experienced midwives from University Hospital Geelong's Special Care Nursery in cooperation with paediatricians. These nurses provide care and support for par...

Paediatric Orthopaedic Outpatients Clinic

Offers outpatient service for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions in children.Fact sheets for parentsTo read some helpful fact sheets from the Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network (VPON), please click the links below: Good posture and care of the spineCollarbone (clavicle) fracturePlaster...

Paediatric Physiotherapy Clinic

This clinic is for patients who may not require surgical intervention. Patients are reviewed by a Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapist for postural and developmental variances under supervision by an Orthopaedic Surgeon....

Pain Management Unit: Patient info & resources

The Pain Management Unit is located in the Outpatient Annexe in Bellerine St, opposite the University Hospital Geelong main entrance. The following resources have been provided to help you understand more about chronic pain management.Please check back regularly as we update information on this pa...

Percy Baxter Lodge

What are you looking for?Room typesPricingAdditional servicesPercy Baxter Lodge is located at the McKellar Centre on Ballarat Road Geelong. Percy Baxter Lodge is 82-bed facility offering a cosy, home-like environment in a beautiful garden setting that enhances emotional wellbeing. It features a wa...

Peri-operative Service

What is the Peri-operative Service? Streamlines the process for elective surgery admissions, for all patients. Assesses how good a patient's health is prior to their surgery and if neccessary organises appointments with other specialists, further tests and investigations (including cardio-resp...

Pharmacy Services

The Barwon Health Pharmacy Department provides an extensive range of pharmacy services to University Hospital Geelong, the McKellar Centre, community health centres and small hospitals in the region.The department also provides contracted pharmacy services to St John of God Hospital Geelong.In kee...

Physiotherapy Services

The Physiotherapy Department provides services to a wide range of clinical areas. Physiotherapy is predominantly inpatient focused with some outpatient services provided in orthopaedics, paediatrics and women's health. Inpatient physiotherapy to all wards of University Hospital Geelong. Specialti...

Podiatry Services

Podiatry Services are available across a number of locations at Barwon Health. The role of the podiatrist is to improve mobility and enhance the patient's independence. They do this through the prevention and management of foot problems and associated health challenges. Good foot health is cruci...

Preadmission Service

The Preadmission Service prepares patients for their admission for elective surgery. It aims to ensure patients are admitted in the best possible state of health, with all tests completed prior to admission to hospital.Our main office is located within the Outpatients Department (OPD), Bellerine C...

Prevention & Recovery Care (PARC)

Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) is a six bed, sub-acute residential program available to people with a lived experience of mental distress for up to 28 days. Individuals can use this service as additional support after a hospital admission prior to returning home, or when additional support is...

Psychiatry Consultation Clinic

The Psychiatry Concultation Clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and management plans for people with non-urgent, mild/moderate mental illness. A written management plan is provided to the consumer and GP that can be implemented under the GP's care. Sessions are bulk-bil...

Psychology Clinic: Barwon Health & Deakin University

The psychology clinic is a partnership program with Deakin University providing focused, evidence-based treatment for a range of mental illnesses in group and individual formats. Therapies include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the mood management course (10-week CBT program), dialectical beha...

Research Ethics, Governance & Integrity (REGI) Unit

The Research Ethics, Governance & Integrity (REGI) Unit is the first line of contact for all research queries at Barwon Health. Click here to go to the REGI page....

Residential Aged Care

Barwon Health provides residential aged care on two spacious campuses.Residential aged care is provided at: McKellar Centre, Ballarat Road, North Geelong- Wallace Lodge, which is a 108 bed home, was completed in June 2006.- Blakiston Lodge, which is a specialised, secure, dementia-specific and ...

Sexual health information & screening

The Sexual Health Clinic and staff provide assessment, counselling, education and support.Situated at the Outpatients Annexe, our Sexual Health Clinic offers advice, management and resources covering all aspects of sexual health awareness for people of all ages.Sexual health is an integration of&n...

Social Work

Barwon Health Social Workers provide services to inpatient (University Hospital Geelong and McKellar Centre), outpatient and community programs.Experiencing problems and changes with your health can be a very difficult and stressful time for patients and their families. There are many concerns and...

Speech Pathology - Community Health & Rehabilitation Services (CH&RS)

What service is provided? Community Health and Rehabilitation Services (CH&RS) speech pathologists are trained allied health professionals who assess and treat communication disorders in children: Aged up to six years, prior to school entry With a speech delay and difficult to understand ...

Speech Pathology Acute Services

What service is provided? The Speech Pathology service: Provides assessment and diagnosis and management of inpatients and outpatients as required with communication and/or swallowing disorders of medical & neurological origin, including ICU services and videofluoroscopy. Provides assessm...

Speech Pathology Acute Services - Paediatric Services

What service is provided? The service is for inpatient and outpatient pre-school children (ages 0 – 6 years) with a primary speech and/or language difficulty as a result of a medical reason, or a primary feeding difficulty. The aims of the service are to provide early identification and ma...

Speech Pathology Rehabilitation & Aged Care

What service is provided? Rehabilitation programs are provided for people with orthopaedic, amputee, neurological, trauma and acquired brain injury conditions. There is also a convalescence service for older people with complex and/or chronic conditions requiring rehabilitation following an acute...

Speech Pathology Services

The Speech Pathology department provides services to a wide range of clinical areas to clients with swallowing and communication disorders. Speech Pathology is predominantly inpatient focused with some outpatient services provided in head and neck, voice and paediatrics. A strict criteria exists f...

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation - McKellar Centre

Barwon Health offers a spinal cord rehabilitation program. This is a comprehensive, consumer-centred, interdisciplinary rehabilitation program. The service is offered in inpatient and community rehabilitation (outpatient) settings. The service accepts referrals for existing spinal patients from sp...

Surfcoast Community Mental Health Team

Barwon Health's Adult Mental Health Team provide community and in-patient services for people aged between 16 and 65 years affected by serious complex mental illness.Five community based adult mental health teams provide services to the Barwon sub-region. The teams are multi-disciplinary and servi...

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.