Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Our Adult Outpatient Department provides outpatient appointments with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from a range of surgical and medical specialties.
You can use our services if you have been referred from the emergency department, a GP or specialty doctor.
Our team includes:
Nursing staff who help look after your wounds, check your blood pressure, measure your height and weight, and provide education. Clinical Nurse Consultants may also be at your appointment.
Administration staff who will help you organise your appointments, inform you about what will happen and answer any questions you may have.
Doctors who will assess, treat and help you manage your medical condition.
Senior Social Worker provides psychosocial assessment and support to people living with HIV, their partners, family and others via counselling and case work support.
Monday to Friday
8.00am to 4.30pm
We provide a consultation clinic that investigates and treats patients with allergic, autoimmune, auto inflammatory and immunological disorders. We also treat patients with a broad range of infections, including infection after surgery; infections of the bones and joints; recurring skin and soft tissue infections; infections in travellers and infections with organisms. We have a dedicated clinic for people living with HIV.
To access this service, you must live in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, which includes the local government areas of City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, Georges River, Bayside and Sutherland Shire - or be a patient under the care of a St George Hospital staff specialist.
- Infectious Diseases
- Antibiotic Allergy
Infectious Diseases/Immunology - Outpatient Dept
Tuesday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Antibiotic Allergy - Ambulatory Care Unit
Monday 9.30am - 12.00pm (consults), 9.30am - 4.00pm (skin & oral challenge)
HIV - Waratah Clinic
Wednesday 8.30am - 12.00pm, Thursday 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Can I choose the day and time I attend the department for my appointment?
We have doctors clinics, allied health clinics and nursing clinics at set times. We try to find an appointment time that allows you to attend.
Will I always see the same doctor at each visit?
The St George Hospital is a teaching hospital so you will be seen by a specialist doctor or a specialist doctor in training. You will stay under the care of the specialist doctor but you may see the doctor in training for your appointments.
Who can I bring with me to my appointment?
There is limited seating so please bring along only one support person (for example; a family member, friend, or carer) with you.
You will need a referral letter from your local GP or specialty doctor to use this service. Please ask them to write you a referral letter explaining your medical history, relevant test results, X-ray results and what medicines you are taking.
We will then send you a letter in the post with the details of your appointment date, time and location. If an appointment cannot be made we will send you a letter confirming that you are on the outpatient waiting list for the next available appointment. Please let us know if your address and/or phone number changes.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment please telephone 02 9113 2957.
Appointments in the HIV clinic can be made by calling 02 9113 2957.
Waiting times for an appointment are different for each specialty and depends on the seriousness of your medical condition. The department is busy and there may be delays when you arrive for your appointment. Most people are seen within 1 to 3 hours. We ask that you arrive at your allocated appointment time to prevent having to wait longer.
If we have your mobile phone number in our system you will receive a text message reminding you of your appointment date and time 3 days before your appointment.
- Current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card.
- Any Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card.
- Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
- Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
- Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable.
- Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords). There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area.
- If you have any particular medical needs we suggest you come prepared (for example, bring your medicines, if you are diabetic please bring food).
- To avoid missing your appointment we suggest you collect refreshments from the cafes located in the foyer of the hospital before checking in. If you need to leave the waiting area for any reason please inform staff at the reception desk.
We are a teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment. You have a right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.