For Patients

Making an appointment

To make an appointment with one of the Lung and Sleep Victoria doctors, patients must have a valid referral from either their GP or specialist.

Appointments to see Lung and Sleep Victoria doctors at any location can be made by calling 1300 292 022

What to bring

  • Your Referral letter
  • Previous x-rays or CT scans
  • Any other relevant tests, incuding blood tests or sleep studies

Preparing For Your Consultation

For patients attending with allergy disorders, please do not have any anti-histamines for 4 days prior to the appointment. Commonly used anti-histamines include cetirizine, desloratidine, fexofenadine, levocetirizine, and loratidine. Less commonly used anti-histamines include chlorpheniramine, cyproheptadine,  dexchlorpheniramine, and promethazine. There is no need to stop inhaled steroids.

For patients attending for respiratory disorders it is probable that lung function testing will be needed. If safe, please do not have any Ventolin or Bricanyl within 4 hours of your appointment. Anoro, Breo, Bretaris, Brimica, DuoResp, Incruse, Onbrez, Oxis, Seebri, Seretide, Spiolto, Symbicort, Trelegy and Ultibro should not be taken for 12 hours.

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