eGP epilepsy in general practice
'Early and accurate diagnosis is essential'
Most Australian epilepsy clinics are located in city centres. However, some epilepsy specialists do travel to regional centres. Referral contacts are listed below. For additional information about epilepsy services and support, contact Epilepsy Australia or local state epilepsy support services.
South Australia / Northern Territory
Many of the specialist medical centres offer a First Seizure Clinic, or fast track service for first seizure patients.
Telehealth consultations are also available in some areas supported by Medicare.
Rural patients express great satisfaction with Telehealth (page 4)
Australian Pregnancy Register for Women on Antiepileptic Medication
A voluntary study open to women throughout Australia
FAX (03) 9342 2577 TEL 1800 069 722 www.apr.org.au
Download a Fax Referral Sheet for the Pregnancy Register.
Australian Epilepsy Clinics
New South Wales
The Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (services inclurde a clinic for pregnant women with epilepsy)
First seizure clinic established
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
South Australia and NT
Tamanian Health Organisation South - Hobart
The Alfred - referral guidelines
The Alfred - First Seizure Clinic
Austin Health - Comprehesive Epilepsy Program
Austin Health - key Austin telephone numbers
Royal Children's Hospital - About Epilepsy
Royal Children's Hopital - Make a referral
Royal Melbourne Hospital - Epilepsy Program
Royal Melbourne Hospital - GP Access
St Vincent's Hospital - Neurology
St Vincent's Hospital - Neuroscience
This list is a work in progress. Please email additional information to Rosey@EpilepsyInGeneralPractice.com