MQ Health - Macquarie University

Lymphoedema Clinic

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Arrangements during Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the developing Covid-19 pandemic and advice from the Department of Health to reduce the risk of disease spread, we will be making some changes to the way we conduct appointments from Monday 30 March.

We would like to stress that we are not closing our service. Our priority remains to continue providing you with the care you need to manage your lymphoedema / lipedema. To do this, we are transitioning to telehealth video or phone consultations wherever possible.

Our MQ Health Lymphoedema team have always maintained an evidence-based approach to care for those at risk of or living with lymphoedema / lipedema. We are confident that we can continue to assess and manage your condition effectively through the use of technology to minimise the risk of progression or complications. We will do this by providing education, self-management strategies, psychosocial support and ongoing compression garment management. Our skilled and experienced therapy team is well-equipped to support you in this way.

We have established systems for conducting consultations using simple video-conferencing software and we will send you a short how-to guide when we set up your appointment. If you are not able to manage a video consultation, we can also conduct your appointment by phone. Our reception team will be readily available to assist you with these new arrangements.

We know there is much anxiety and uncertainty in the community at present, but we would like to reassure you that our service is still here to support you with your lymphoedema / lipedema.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or if we can help in any way.

Louise Koelmeyer, Director, Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment (ALERT)

To make an appointment for any of our clinics:

  • call us on (02) 9812 2950. If you are a new patient, our friendly reception staff will take you through some questions to make sure we book you into the clinic most appropriate for you. This can take about 10-15 minutes.
  • complete our online booking enquiry form (new patients only). This form will take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and covers the same questions we ask if you phone us. We will contact you in 1-2 business days to follow up and make your booking.

You can also email us at lymphoedema@mqhealth.org.au.

When we have made an appointment for you as a new patient, we will send an email with details about your telehealth booking, information about the clinic you'll be attending, and a new patient registration form.

Diagnostic clinic - Thursday afternoons

Providing expert diagnosis and development of a personalised treatment plan

Please note you will need a referral from your GP to attend this clinic. Contact us for details.

Conservative lymphoedema clinic - Monday to Thursday

Providing non-surgical treatment for those at risk of or living with lymphoedema or lipedema

A referral is not necessary. However, you may wish to talk to your GP to see if you are eligible for the Chronic Disease Management program.

Surgical assessment clinic - Friday mornings

Providing surgical treatment options for patients with lymphoedema or lipedema.

Please note you will need a referral from your GP to attend this clinic. Contact us for details.