Our outpatient department delivers a first class healthcare service that meets the growing needs of our community.

We run a number of outpatient clinics to provide ongoing care and treatment for patients. Outpatient clinics operate to provide healthcare to patients who require an examination or treatment, but who are not required to stay in hospital overnight.

Fremantle Hospital outpatient clinics service medical and surgical specialties, including ophthalmology, orthopaedics, hand service and pre-admission. 

Managing outpatient appointments during COVID-19

South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) continues to review how to manage its readiness and response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

Reducing face-to-face patient interaction in our hospitals is one way to maximise patient and staff safety.

Where practical, some outpatient appointments are now being delivered by telephone rather than onsite within the hospital. Suitable patients will be informed via a telephone call that their appointment will now be delivered by telephone.

Read more about management of outpatient clinics during COVID-19 (external PDF 97KB).

Information for referrers

Read information for referrers of outpatients (external PDF 170KB).

Your outpatient clinic location

The location of your next appointment will be decided by the type of care you need, and determined by your doctor or healthcare professional. 

Your next outpatient clinic appointment may be at: another hospital within the south metropolitan area.  

Making an appointment

Outpatient appointments are made after referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or for further treatment after being discharged from hospital. Outpatient appointment information is then posted to patients.

Some outpatient appointments can be managed via Outpatient Direct – read more about this service (external site)

Additional information is available for health professionals seeking more information about outpatient referrals at FH.

Changing an appointment

If you are unable to attend your outpatient appointment, follow the directions outlined in your appointment letter or contact Outpatient Direct (Healthy WA) on 1300 855 275 as soon as possible.

What to bring

When an outpatient appointment has been arranged, it is recommended that patients bring:

  • Medicare card or health care card
  • a list of current medications (including creams, eye drops and over the counter medications)
  • any relevant x-rays.

Patients are also advised that wait times for outpatient appointments can vary.


There are a number of ways to access FH, including:

Changing contact details

If any of your contact details have changed (address, telephone number), advise clinic staff or Outpatient Direct (Healthy WA) on 1300 855 275 as soon as possible. It is important to keep your contact details up to date as the majority of appointment notifications are mailed to patients. SMS reminders may also be sent to your mobile telephone.

Contact us

Phone: (08) 9431 3333 (switchboard) and ask for the specific clinic.

Operating hours

8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)


Visit Healthy WA

Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.