Early pregnancy assessment unit
The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) assists women experiencing possible miscarriage, early pregnancy loss or complications following a termination of pregnancy.
We understand this may be an overwhelming time for you and your family. We are here to offer our expertise, care and ongoing support.
- Bleeding from the vagina and abdominal pain in the early weeks of a confirmed pregnancy
- Miscarriage after an ultrasound
- Molar pregnancy which has been confirmed following a curette
- Suspected ectopic pregnancy. This is a pregnancy which is suspected to be outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.
How to access this service
If you experience severe, heavy vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain when you are less than 20 weeks pregnant, visit your closest Emergency Department (ED) or call Triple Zero (000). We don’t require a doctor’s referral prior to your attendance to the hospital.
Prior to your appointment, you will have an ultrasound and blood test to confirm symptoms are due to a miscarriage or another cause. During your first appointment your doctor will review your results with you. The first appointment may only be half an hour as it’s not always possible to come to a conclusion and further tests may be required.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
- Something to read or do while you wait
- Your appointment book
Specialist Outpatient Department
Location: Ground floor, Main Building, Redcliffe Hospital
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.
Refer a patient
Phone: 3883 7777 (If you need advice, please ring switch and ask for the Gynaecology Registrar on call)