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Skin, scalp, hair & nail diseases (Dermatology)


Dermatology outpatient service

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Dermatology Service at Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients living in CALHN with skin disorders.

Priority service is provided to:

  • complex skin disease, such as severe eczema/psoriasis
  • moderate and severe skin disease unresponsive to first line management
  • systemic skin conditions
  • skin malignancies – melanoma and NMSC, skin lymphomas
  • diagnosis and management of rare acquired or congenital dermatoses
  • patients requiring complex drugs for management of dermatological skin disorders
  • skin surveillance for high risk patients, such as transplant patients
  • acute skin presentations including widespread blistering diseases
  • scarring alopecias (3 month wait list).

Services excluded:

  • laser service
  • botox treatment for cosmetic or primary axillary hyperhidrosis.
  • mild/limited involvement of dermatoses, such as mild eczema/psoriasis/mild acne/limited cutaneous fungal or other infections without attempted confirmation and appropriate treatment for acceptable duration.

For more information please view the Dermatology outpatient service in CALHN web page.

Appointment location at RAH

Outpatient Department, Level 3, G Wing, Area 6
Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road SA 5000

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

Clinics at RAH

  • Clinics are held at various times Monday –Thursday for all dermatology conditions.


Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

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