Community Access Unit

  • The Community Access Unit receives and processes patient referrals from both Eastern Health and non-Eastern Health referrers, such as GPs, for numerous different clinics, such as SACS (Subacute Ambulatory Care Services) programs and community HARP (Hospital Admission Risk Program).  

  • The unit provides advice and support to patients/clients and referrers wishing to access Eastern Health services.

Eligibility Criteria

The Community Access Unit will process and prioritise referrals based on the referred-to clinic/s eligibility criteria. Therefore, before referring, please review the eligibility criteria for the clinic/s you wish to refer to.

Referral Information

Complete the Ambulatory care and community services referral form using black ink and legible writing.

Please note there are instructions available at the above link to support your referral. You may also contact the Community Access Unit to discuss referral options prior to making a referral, or to check on the progress of your referral.

Frequently Asked Questions



Portable A, The Peter James Centre
Locked Bag 1, PO Forest Hill 3131
P 9881 1100
F 9881 1102
8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday