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.

Your appointment?

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

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


(03) 5320 4201

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 5 pm


(03) 5320 4713


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