Occupational Therapy Vascular Clinic

Available through
Face to Face

Urgent Advice

To discuss an urgent referral or gain some urgent advice, please contact the registrar through switchboard 1300 744 284 or our GP Only Enquiry Line 5687 0003.

Are you referring to the right service?

  • This service does not accept indefinite referrals – a new medical referral is required every 12 months (as remains clinically required to be seen in service)
  • Lymphoedema conditions can be referred to our Occupational Therapy Lymphoedema outpatient service
  • If active involvement from Haematology or Medical Oncology/Radiation Oncology can be referred to our Occupational Therapy Cancer and Haematology outpatient service


Out of Scope Services

The following conditions are out of scope for this service:

  • Non Symptomatic Varicose Veins
  • This service is a service of last resort for patients eligible for care through DVA, Workcover, NDIS or relevant insurance. Your referral should be sent to these organisations in first instance and only referred to this service if clearly declined from the other organisation
  • Patients residing outside Gold Coast Health service district
  • Compression stockings being provided for vein procedures completed outside Gold Coast Health facilities
  • Primary reason for referral being for wound care

Out of Catchment

Gold Coast Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary services or for services that are not provided by their local hospital and health service district. If your patient lives outside the Gold Coast Health catchment area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, please indicate relevant medical or social information that will assist with the processing of your referral.


Please note that where appropriate and where available, the referral may be streamed to an associated public allied health and/or nursing service. Access to some specific services may include initial assessment and management by associated allied health and/or nursing, which may either facilitate or negate the need to see the public medical specialist.

  • A change in patient circumstance (such as condition deteriorating or becoming pregnant) may affect the urgency categorisation and should be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Please indicate in the referral if the patient is unable to access mandatory tests or investigations as they incur a cost or are unavailable locally.
  • If your patient consents to telehealth, please indicate in the body of the referral.

Patient Must Bring

  • Medicare card
  • Any concession cards (e.g. Pension, Health Care, DVA, PBS Safety Net, ADF, etc.)
  • Current medication list
  • Reading glasses, hearing and mobility aids
Last updated 7 December 2021

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Send to: Gold Coast Health Service District

Internal Referrals


(07) 5687 4497


Booking and Referral Centre
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport QLD 4215


1300 744 284

Service Availability

Dr Ben Chen


Gold Coast University Hospital
Robina Hospital

If you would like to send a named referral, please address it to the specialist listed above, who will allocate a suitably qualified specialist to see the patient. Alternatively, you can view a full list of our specialists.

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