Epworth Geelong Emergency Department treats patients 7 days a week, 8am to midnight
In an emergency, always call '000' first

Admissions Guide

Easy guide to your admission

Step 1

Find a doctor (specialist) then visit your health provider to request a referral.

Alternatively, your health provider will give you a referral to a specialist.

Step 2

Complete the online admission form.

If you're a rehabilitation patient you don’t need to complete this step, however we recommend reading prior to coming to hospital.

Step 3

Contact your private health insurer to ask what you are covered for, including any out-of-pocket expenses.

Step 4

Discuss your procedure, outcomes, associated risks, alternatives and recovery with your specialist.

Step 5

Make sure you have thoroughly read and understood the admissions information, patient guide and know what to expect on the day.

Report to the main reception on the day and time you have been advised.

Navigating the Hospital

Find your way around Epworth Geelong using the interactive floor plan

Choose your floor

Location 1 Epworth Place Waurn Ponds VIC 3216. Enter via Pigdons Rd,
next to Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus
Call  03 5271 7000

We treat patients between 8am & midnight 7 days a week. In an emergency always call '000' first

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for guests and visitors

Visitors for patients are welcome at the following times:

  • 7 days a week, 11am – 1pm, and 3pm – 8pm
  • 1–3pm is a dedicated rest period for all patients throughout the hospital

We ask visitors to be considerate of other patients and keep noise levels low when visiting, and supervise children at all times. Quiet hospitals help healing.

You are welcome to bring flowers to your loved ones. All flowers are welcome except lilies, which are known to cause allergies in some people. Lilies are not allowed into the hospital in order to protect our patients, staff and visitors.

You can also purchase flowers at Zouki Florist and Convenience Store, located on the first floor of the hospital, opposite Lift A. Flowers are available to purchase in person or can be ordered over the phone and online to be delivered directly to the patient.

Visitor parking is available on-site, close to the main entrance. Please note the car park is not undercover. Parking fees apply at Epworth Geelong in the visitor parking area.


Temporary parking for patient pick-up and drop-off
15-minute temporary patient pick-up and drop-off zones are located outside both the main and rehabilitation entrances.

Temporary parking for Emergency patients
15-minute short-term parking is located outside the emergency department. This is for emergency patients only.

Epworth Geelong parking fees

Hour

Cost

0-1hr

$2

1-1.5hr

$3

1.5-2hrs

$4

2-2.5hrs

$5

2.5-3hrs

$6

3-3.5hrs

$7

3.5-4hrs

$8

4-8hrs

$12

8-24hrs

$25

A restaurant, a cafe and a coffee bar, all located on the first floor, offer a wide range of food options and beverages to patients, visitors and staff.

Food outlets include:

  • Zouki Cafe
  • Green Shop Organics
  • Zouki Coffee Bar

For more information on how to get here, parking, visiting emergency, fees and more, visit the Emergency page.

Epworth Geelong will provide same-day services to public patients of Barwon Health, see the list of same-day services here.

International patients can access Epworth HealthCare services in Australia. If you are from overseas and want to see an Epworth specialist you don't need a GP referral. Many of our specialists also speak languages other than English. View our international patient information for more details.

Accommodation is available for staff, family and friends of patients at Waurn Ponds Estate, conveniently located next to Epworth Geelong at Deakin University.
Contact Waurn Ponds Estate

Address: Nicol Drive South, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
For bookings, phone reception on 03 5227 3000 or email
visit the Waurn Ponds Estate website

Epworth HealthCare has a number of locations across Melbourne and Greater Victoria, including:

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