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Urgent care service launches for adolescents

28 September 2021

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital has launched an innovative virtual assessment and referral service, for children and adolescents in need of urgent care.

The Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service, allows children aged 1 to 18 years with non-life threatening conditions to receive advice and coordinated care over a video platform.

Run by a highly skilled team of paediatric nurses and doctors, the service will allow children who are well enough to avoid hospital to receive virtual expert advice, no matter where they are.

With the support and security of SA Health, online appointments will be offered between 1pm and 8:30pm seven days a week.

The service will not see and treat life threatening conditions but is able to see a variety of urgent and semi-urgent conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Cough, cold, runny nose
  • Ear pain
  • Throat pain
  • Fever
  • Minor head injuries
  • Rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Minor injuries – sports injuries, sprains and strains
  • Mental health


Information about the service is available at the Women's and Children's Hospital Website