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Our Parkinson’s Disease Clinic for older people is a Geriatrician (a doctor who specialises in the care of older people) led Service.

We offer comprehensive assessment of the older people who have features of Parkinsonism.

About this service

At our Parkinson’s Disease Clinic for older people, one of our nurses will conduct an initial assessment, followed by a comprehensive assessment by a Consultant Geriatrician.

Once we’ve finished the clinical assessment and discussed our findings with you, we’ll send a letter to your referring doctor.

This letter usually includes:

  • a provisional diagnosis
  • suggested investigations
  • referral to appropriate allied health services and
  • ongoing treatment.

Who we care for

Our services are available for patients referred by their GP or other Medical practitioner.

We usually accept referrals for people aged 65 years and older, or 45 years and older for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island peoples.

We offer services for free if you have a Medicare Card or an Asylum seeker card.

How to access this service

Your GP or Medical Practitioner will organise for you to access this service.

What to expect

We triage all referrals received during weekdays within 24 hours. You will be booked into the next available appointment.

You will receive a letter to confirm your appointment date and time.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Medicare card
  • Any letters or correspondence from your GP
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports

Where we’re located

Brindabella Day and Ambulatory Rehabilitation Service, University of Canberra Hospital.

We have directions to the University of Canberra Hospital.

Resources

You can find some general information about Parkinson’s disease on Parkinson’s Australia website or call 1800 644 189.

Information for referrers

Please see Community HealthPathways for detailed referral criteria and information.

Referral options:

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

Switchboard
(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000