A valid GP or Specialist referral is required for all services provided in this clinic – please visit your GP for an assessment if you feel a referral may be required. If you are a GP or Specialist wishing to make a referral, please use the below contacts.
Patients currently on our clinic waitlist are experiencing long waits which are not clinically desirable. For a period of time while the Clinic meet the needs of these patients, the acceptance of new patient referrals will be limited to the following criteria.
spinal cord injuries
mobility impairments, and with
special needs, including medical, mental or psychological difficulties.
Routine referrals: Fax a GP referral letter addressed to Dr Justin Vass and Associates to (02) 9463 1065, or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a GP or Specialist and feel your patient may require an urgent referral, please phone the RNSH switchboard on 02 9926 7111 and ask for the Urology Registrar on call or ask the patient to present to our Emergency Department. The following conditions should be immediately referred to the Emergency Department:
Poorly controlled renal of ureteric colic
Acute painful urinary retention
Urinary tract trauma
Urinary tract septicaemia
Acute painful scrotum
Mandatory referral information
Referral must include patient details, provision diagnosis, finding/treatment to date, how this affects patient, significant medical history and any relevant social information.
Referrals with insufficient information will be returned to the GP until further information is provided to the clinic.
We do not see paediatric patients under the age of 16. Paediatric patients can be seen at Sydney Children's Hospital.
NSLHD consultant referral options
The Urological surgeons that work at RNSH all have private rooms. Patients can be referred to private rooms which usually have a shorter waiting period. From the rooms patients still have access to the public system for procedures at no out of pocket costs. There may be an out of pocket cost for the consultation at the private rooms.
107/69 Christie St, St Leonards. Ph: 9439 1301, Fax: 9439 2607
Suite 603, 20 Bungan St, Monal Vale. PH 9979 5122 Fax 9979 6521
22 Fisher Rd Dee Why; and North Shore Private Hospital, St Leonards
Ph: (02) 9982 4477, Fax: (02) 9982 3355
834 Pittwater Rd Dee Why; and Level 4, 69 Christie St St Leonards
Ph: (02) 9439 8867, Fax: (02) 9982 8650
|Justin Vass||107/69 Christie St, St Leonards. Ph: (02) 9439 3899, Fax: (02) 9439 2199|
|Matt Winter||107/69 Christie St, St Leonards. Ph: 8317 3034|
|Michael Wines |
Suite 406, 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga
Ph: 99473 8765 Fax: 9053 6719
|Amanda Chung||Suite 406, 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga. PH: 9051 2406 Fax: 9051 2407|
Out of Area Referrals
The clinic provides services to patients living within
the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Exceptions to this are outlined
Resident of Northern Sydney Local Health District Catchment
|Referral from other specialist, for specialist opinion||Yes |
|Resident of other LHD that DOES NOT provide the clinical service e.g. rural, outer metro||Yes, but service or problem needs to be documented on referral |
|Continuing care of existing condition we already manage||Yes, provided existing or related condition documented on referral |
|Demonstrated complexity requiring services of RNS hospital Ambulatory Care Centre||Yes but must be explicitly documented on referral|
|Compassionate circumstances (e.g. family proximity, staff)||Yes but must be explicitly documented on referral|
|Resident of other LHD/hospital that offers the service|
Refer to your local LHD/hospital for ease of patient access in first instance
Alternate Urology Outpatient Clinics
Concord Hospital Urology Clinic 9767 6410
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Urology Clinic 9515 7774
Westmead Hospital Urology Clinic 8890 6544
St Vincent's Hospital Urology Clinic 8382 1111
Blacktown Hospital Urology Clinic 9881 8421
Liverpool Hospital Urology Clinic 8738 4388
Prince of Wales Hospital Urology Clinic 9382 2222
Gosford Hospital Urology Clinic 4320 2111