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Acute Referral Service

Barwon Health Acute Referral Service (BARS)

Available 12pm – 9pm, 7 days per week


Health professionals can launch a BARS consultation here:

Barwon Health Acute Referral Service (BARS) is a secondary consultation service provided by an emergency physician via telehealth (video call).

This service provides care across the Barwon South West Region, allowing nurses, allied health clinicians and medical practitioners to access specialist emergency advice and support.

If this is a life-threatening emergency or if the patient’s condition deteriorates, please dial 000 and request an urgent ambulance.

For a telehealth consultation, referrers need an internet-connected device with video and audio capabilities to join the call.

Download the referrer user guide for more information.

Questions? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Modified: Thursday, 06 July 2023