For health professionals

Acute referrals

ServiceContactOther information

GP Acute Line

  • All acute referrals to Waikato Hospital
  • Phone (07) 839 8676 and discuss with on call registrar or Emergency Department
  • Fax referral to (07) 839 8907
Standard acute referral process to Waikato Hospital

Mental Health CAT (Crisis Assessment & Treatment)

  • Adult mental health - 24/7
  • All mental health services out of hours (4.30pm to 8.30am)
  • Fax (07) 838 3741
  • Phone 0800 50 50 50
  • Postal address:
    Adult Mental Health
    PO Box 1372
    Hamilton 3240
 

Mental Health - Child & Adolescent

  • Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • After hours contact CAT service
Greater Hamilton Network:
  • Fax (07) 839 5147
  • Phone 0800 99 99 03 or (07) 839 5146

Hauraki Cluster

  • Fax (07) 868 9206
  • Phone 0800 080 339
    or (07) 868 8249

Southern Cluster

  • Fax (07) 870 4279
  • Phone 0800 154 973
    or (07) 871 3671
See Mental Health Services elective/outpatient referral list for details of which areas are in each network/cluster.

Mental Health - Older People

  • Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • After hours contact CAT team (see contact details above)
  • Fax (07) 839 8737
  • Phone (07) 839 8603
  • Postal address:
    MHSOP
    Private Bag 3200
    Hamilton 3240
 

 

Elective and Outpatient referrals

ServiceContactOther information

Referral Coordination Centre

  • All outpatient and elective specialities
  • EXCEPT services listed below
  • Fax (07) 839 8817
  • Phone (07) 839 8943
  • Postal address:
    Referral Co-ordination Centre
    Waikato Hospital
    Private Bag 3200
    Hamilton
 

Community Regional Referral Centre (Rural and Community)

  • Referrals for district nursing, incontinence nurse, social workers, community physiotherapy, and community occupational therapy
  • Fax (07) 858 1071
  • Phone (07) 834 3370
  • Postal address:
    Regional Referral Centre
    PO Box 505
    Hamilton
 

Mental Health and Addiction

Referral and contact details for all mental health services and locations  

Older Persons and Rehabilitation

Single point of entry referral form [PDF, 46 KB]

Fax referral form to
07 839 8817 (external)
or 98817 (internal)

Or ring our consult liaison team on
021 358 745
or 021 795 445
 

Urology

  • Fax (07) 839 8990
  • Phone (07) 839 8947
  • Postal address:
    Urology Services (USL),
    PO Box 19-210,
    Waikato Hospital,
    Hamilton
Urology Retention Pathways
For the information of GPs and other health professionals who may have a patient who is on the pathways.

These pathways are written to ensure consistent assessment and management of urinary retention for patients admitted to Waikato Hospital as an inpatient or to Emergency Department.

Referral guidelines

Adult Weight Management Programme
Audiology
Cardiology
Child Development Centre
Disability Support Link
DEM referrals
DVT
General medicine
Orthopaedics
Pain
QUIT - Waikato Quit Smoking options
Radiotherapy for simple skin BCC/SCC for the Elderly
Referral photos

Guidelines for taking digital photos for clinical/referral purposes.

Hospital services, particularly dermatology and plastics, are increasingly likely to request digital images to accompany patient referrals to assist with triage.
Rheumatology 
Speciality referrals