Coming to Emergency

Emergency Centre

If you have a life-threatening medical condition, call 000 and request an ambulance.

If you have an urgent gynaecological or pregnancy-related (less than 20 weeks) medical condition you can come to our Emergency Centre at 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco. It’s located on the ground floor inside the main entrance of the hospital and open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Follow the sign to the triage nurse or midwife.

The centre also sees women who are post-partum and new born babies.

If you are pregnant (greater than 20 weeks) and worried about yourself or your baby or you think you might be in labour, and are booked to KEMH you can call the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) on (08) 6458 2222. If you are booked to another hospital please call them direct.

In Australia, overseas visitors, overseas students and patients who are not eligible for Medicare under their current VISA arrangements are required to pay for the cost of their health care. Please contact the Overseas Liaison Officer on (08) 6458 1066 or email to obtain information regarding fees for your appointment.

Emergency Centre admission process 

Patients are seen in order of illness severity and not in attendance order. If another patient arrives with a more serious condition, you will be required to wait. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

On arrival, see the triage nurse or midwife first. You will be asked questions to assess your condition to determine your level of priority.

Some patients will be taken straight into the department while others will be directed to the waiting room. While waiting, inform the triage midwife if your condition worsens or you decide to seek treatment elsewhere.


Further information

Bring these things to the Emergency Centre

  • Medicare card.
  • If no Medicare card, your passport, visa and insurance details.
  • Any other entitlement cards (health care, pension, veterans, safety net).
  • National Women Held Pregnancy Record (if applicable).
  • Private health insurance details (if you want to be admitted as a private patient).
  • A list of your current medications.
  • X-rays / ultrasounds / scans related to your pregnancy or condition.
  • Recent blood results / blood group.
  • The name of your doctor.

Overseas patient fees

Hospital fees for patients who are not eligible for Medicare are set by the WA Department of Health. Overseas visitors and overseas students are required to pay for the cost of their care. Calls made to the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) by Medicare ineligible patients, such as overseas visitors and overseas students, will incur a charge. 

More information about overseas patient fees.

Last Updated: 10/11/2022