Blood Pressure Monitoring
To monitor blood pressure, a cuff is fitted to your arm and attached to a device that will inflate the cuff to take your blood pressure automatically every half an hour during the day and every hour overnight – this is worn for 24 hours and returned to Diagnostic Services the following day.
A blood pressure monitor is a non-invasive and safe test, there may be some discomfort while the cuff is squeezing your arm during the reading – this is normal.
Please note that you cannot shower while wearing this monitor, so it is ideal to have a shower before your appointment.
Wear loose upper clothing, if possible, to accommodate for the cuff around your arm.
To access this service you must have a referral from a medical provider - Appointment necessary.
To make a booking, call booking enquiries on 5320 4201 or fax referral to 5320 4713. Referrals can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The patient phone number and address must be included on the referral, if using fax or email – You will be contacted via mail or phone call as appropriate, with the appointment details.
What does Blood Pressure Monitoring cost?
This is a non-Medicare rebateable test, a charge applies.
We will advise you of the cost upon booking.
Ballarat Base Hospital
1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350
Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 5 pm
(03) 5320 4713
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