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Mater Specialist Clinics provide outpatient consultations at Mater Hospital Brisbane.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the clinic and how to book an appointment.
Our specialist teams are highly regarded professionals and demand for their services is high. Mater accepts referrals to our specialist clinics based on the urgency of the need. Whilst we would like to see all patients referred to our services, we ensure we see those patients with the highest need first. This means that we are unable to provide you with an exact waiting time for your appointment.
You can access Mater Hospital Brisbane either by car or public transport, find out here.
Patients with a Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Card may be eligible for free transport to and from their specialist appointment. If you have a DVA Card, please contact Department of Veteran Affairs or our specialist clinics on 07 3163 3000 prior to your appointment to discuss transport options. For all other patients, please speak with your referring doctor about any concerns you may have regarding transport to and from your specialist appointment.
Although we endeavour to see all patients at their scheduled appointment time, unfortunately delays can occur. These usually occur because a patient with an urgent clinical need must be seen without delay, resulting in other scheduled appointments being delayed. Please allow two hours for your appointment and bring reading materials, quiet activities and refreshments to make your wait more comfortable.
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact the hospital through the National Relay Service on 13 36 67. The hospital will provide you with an Auslan interpreter at no charge.
If you do not speak or understand English, contact the hospital through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 13 14 50. The hospital will provide you with an interpreter at no charge.
Mater provides some accommodation for outpatients and patient's families in Reg Leonard House, as well as general accommodation through Mater Hill Place.
Other local accommodation is available a short distance from the hospital in Brisbane City, Woolloongabba, Highgate Hill and West End.
For information please read the Patient Charter.
If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, contact our specialist clinics on 07 3163 3000 as early as possible before the scheduled appointment time.
Please be aware, if you do not attend your scheduled appointment, you will need to return to your referring doctor to request a new referral.
It is important that you continue to see your referring doctor while you are waiting for your appointment. Your referring doctor will continue to manage your care until your first appointment. If you require urgent medical attention, phone an ambulance or go straight to your nearest hospital emergency department.
You are welcome to bring a support person to the appointment.
In most situations, for patients under 18 years of age the parent or guardian will need to attend the appointment.
Mater Specialist Clinics are located within the Mater South Brisbane campus. Your appointment letter will let you know where your appointment is located at the Mater Campus. If you require directions when you arrive at the hospital please go to our information desk on Level 2 of Mater Hospital Brisbane.
Your appointment will be with a clinical specialist, which could be a medical officer, nurse or allied health professional. Our specialist clinics are made up of multi-disciplinary teams who work together to deliver the best possible healthcare to our patients.
Many of our clinics are Medicare Bulk Billed. This means if you are a Medicare eligible patient you will incur no out of pocket expenses.
If you are not a Medicare eligible patient, or if you wish to explore other options, please contact us on 07 3163 3000 during business hours.
Contact the Mater Specialist Clinics:
Mater Specialist Clinics
Level 2, Mater Hospital Brisbane Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101