Eastern Health Directory
Neuro Diagnostic Unit
We are a diagnostic laboratory that is well equipped to provide referring doctors and patients with various diagnostic services. These services are available at the following units:
We have a great team of neurologist and scientists who are qualified, certified and experienced to perform the various tests available. The following services are provided at the NeuroDiagnostic Unit:
- Routine EEG
- Sleep Deprivation EEG
Download the EEG information brochure
The EEG is a test that can provide information about the functioning of the brain, and can help diagnose illnesses. This is an entirely non-invasive test and is not painful, as no needles are used.
Download the Electrophysiology information brochure
A Nerve Conduction Study or NCS is a commonly performed test designed to give information about diseases and injuries to nerves and muscles. It involves having small electrical impulses applied to the skin over the nerves. These pulses will cause the muscles to contract which is an uncomfortable but not usually painful sensation.
AddressNeurosciences - Ground Floor, Davey Dr Ringwood East 3135
ContactP (03) 9895 4639
F (03) 9895 4610
HoursMon - Fri (9am - 5pm)
Car ParkingCar parking is available in several areas in and around the Hospital, including the multi-level car park for which a fee is charged. Failure to observe parking restrictions on the Hospital grounds and surrounding streets may result in a parking infringement notice being issued by the local Council.
InformationEnter via Main entrance and corridor. Walk to the end of the corridor and turn right. Here you can follow the signage to Physiotherapy/Neurosciences. Please wait here for your name to be called.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I book an appointment?
- Appointments made require a referral form from a Medical Practitioner.
- EEG and VER appointments can be booked over the telephone and the patient can bring the referral with them on the day of the appointment.
It is Important to note whether the EEG is a 'Routine' or a 'Sleep Deprived EEG' test. It is essential that the referrals are either faxed, posted or emailed prior to any Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG) appointment bookings. This process enables us to triage and streamline patients efficiently.
Our staff will usually contact the patients by telephone. If we are unable to contact the patient, a letter will be mailed out advising them to contact us.
Fail To Attend (FTA) & Cancellations
In order to provide all patients with a prompt and attentive service we require that patients provide us with 24 hours notice of any cancellation and/or rescheduling.
NCS fail to attend patients who need to rebook will not be able to receive the next available appointment. Appointments will be rebooked according to the availability and demands within the unit at the time.
If patients habitually fail to attend the appointment (maximum 3 FTA) documentation will be forwarded back to the referring physician and no further appointments can be made available.
- All our tests are bulk-billed for Australian and permanent residents.
- For non-citizen/non-Australian residents appointments will be charged according to the Medicare Benefits Scheme.It is paid on the appointment day by either cash, Eftpos or credit card.