consulting rooms and visiting specialists

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service proudly supports a wide variety of staff and visiting medical and surgical specialists to consult from our rooms, offering an excellent service to our community.


During COVID restrictions, some specialists may reschedule appointments or move consultations to telehealth.

In that instance we will contact you.

Due to physical distancing restrictions in the BRHS Consulting Rooms waiting areas, please observe the following when presenting for your appointment:

  • To avoid overcrowding in waiting rooms, please limit your support people to those you need to help you get the most out of your appointment.
  • If someone drives you to your appointment, but you do not require them to attend the appointment with you, they should wait in the car or outside the Consulting Rooms.
  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. If you do arrive more than 10 minutes early you may be asked to wait outside or in your car.
  • Only present to the Consulting Rooms for an appointment. If you have any questions about your treatment or appointment, please give us a call on 5150 3478, or email wait outside or in your car.

Making an Appointment

All specialist appointments must have a referral.

If we do not have a valid referral for your appointment, the appointment will not be able to go ahead and will be rescheduled.

You cannot claim reimbursement from Medicare if you do not have a referral. Referrals may only be valid for a limited time.

Your referring doctor will send your referral directly to us or provide you with a copy to arrange your appointment.

We are unable to schedule your appointment until we have a copy of your referral.  This ensures we allocate the correct type of appointment for you.

Upon acceptance of your referral, the Consulting Rooms administration team will contact you to arrange your appointment or advise that you have been placed on a waiting list. We will also send you confirmation of your appointment date and time.

The confirmation may have specific information regarding your appointment. It will be sent via SMS/text message to your mobile phone, email or post. If you have a preference, please discuss with our friendly administration team.

If you haven’t heard from our team or are concerned we may not have received your referral, please call our administration team on 5150 3478 to check on progress.

Wait Times

Wait times for appointments can vary depending upon demand.

If you are concerned about the wait time for your appointment please talk to your referring doctor as there may be other options available to you.

BRHS Specialist Clinic
(no out of pocket fees)

Some specialists are employed by BRHS to provide clinics with no out of pocket fees.

In these clinics you may be seen as a public patient covered by hospital funding, or under Medicare as an MBS billable patient. If you attend as an MBS billable patient you must agree to a Medicare claim and show the receptionist a valid Medicare card.

BRHS Specialist Clinics include:

  • General and Minor Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Physician
  • Respiratory Physician
  • Rheumatologist

If you do not have a valid Medicare card you may have to pay the whole amount for the consultation.

Please speak to reception staff if you do not have a valid Medicare card.

Visiting Private Specialists and other services
(may be an out of pocket fee)

Private specialist clinics are offered by visiting private consultants who set their own fees.

The following Private Specialists Clinics are offered at BRHS:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Paediatric Surgeon
  • Respiratory Testing
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Victorian Infant Hearing Service

You will be billed for your visit by the private consultants. BRHS may collect the fee on their behalf.

Stress Echocardiogram, Echocardiography and Holter Monitor Service are no longer conducted in the Consulting Rooms, and have moved to our Medical Imaging department.

For more information visit our Medical Imaging webpage.


Telehealth appointments are now offered in certain BRHS clinics and services.

The relevant specialist will determine if Telehealth is suitable for your care.

Consulting Rooms and Visiting Specialists

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